An Imperial yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Jiajing

Lot 35. An Imperial yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Jiajing. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD (11,289 — 16,934 EUR)Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (119,947 EUR)Photo: Sotheby's.

with rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, covered overall in an even pale yellow glaze stopping neatly at the foot, the white base inscribed in underglaze-blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle - 22.1 cm, 8 3/4  in.

ProvenanceCollection of Mrs I.A. Beattie, until 1965. 
Sotheby's London, 21st June 1965, lot 11 (£620). 
Bluett & Sons Ltd, London, 1965 (£620).
Collection of Roger Pilkington (1928-69), from 1965 (£620).

NoteCompare two Jiajing mark and period dishes of this type, from the Sir Percival David collection and now in the British Museum, London, published in Margaret Medley, Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Ch’ing Monochrome, London, 1973, pls 537 and A580; one from the T.Y. Chao collection, included in the Exhibition of Ming and Ch’ing Porcelain from the Collection of The T.Y. Chao Family Foundation, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1978, cat. no. 43, and sold in these rooms, 18th November 1986, lot 66; another from the collection of Mrs Enid Lodge, sold in our London rooms, 11th July 1978, lot 198; and a further dish sold in these rooms, 5th November 1996, lot 766.

Sotheby's. The Pilkington Collection of Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 06 Apr 2016