A fine Ming yellow-enamelled bowl, Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double square and of the period (1506-1521). Estimate HK$500,000 - HK$700,000 ($64,818 - $90,745). Price Realized HK$625,000 ($81,023). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The bowl is finely potted with thin steep sides and a flared rim, resting on a slightly tapering foot. It is covered inside and out with a translucent egg-yolk yellow enamel. The base is covered with a transparent glaze of bluish tinge. 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam., box
Notes: Compare to a pair of similar Zhengde-marked yellow-enamelled bowls in the Topkapi Saray Museum, illustrated by Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, London, 1988, vol. II, p. 448, no. 775; another in the Victoria and Albert Museum, illustrated by John Ayers, Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, pl. 155; and a third from the Edward T. Chow collection was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25 November 1980, lot 53, and again at Christie’s Hong Kong, 28 October 2002, lot 685.
Christie's. IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 2 December 2015, Convention Hall