An Imperial yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505)

Lot 27. An Imperial yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Hongzhi (1488-1505)Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD (8,186 - 10,525 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

with rounded sides resting on a tapered foot, applied overall with an even pale yellow glaze stopping neatly at the foot, the base glazed white and inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue within a double circle - 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in.

ProvenanceCollection of Major Eustace Benyon Hoare (1899-1961) (one of a pair). 
Bluett & Sons Ltd, London.
Collection of Ashley Cowan, until 1958 (£37:10, one of a pair).
Bluett & Sons Ltd, London, 1958 (£90).
Collection of Roger Pilkington (1928-69), from 1958 (£125).

NoteA Hongzhi mark and period dish of this type from the Qing court collection and still in Beijing, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 39; another in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, is published in Minji meihin zuroku [Illustrated catalogue of important Ming porcelain], Tokyo, 1977, vol. 2, pl. 78; and a third is illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, London, 1989, vol. 2, pl. 774. A further example, from the Hall Family collection, was sold in these rooms, 2nd May 2000, lot 503.

Sotheby's. The Pilkington Collection of Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 06 avr. 2016, 10:00 AM