08 avril 2016

An Imperial yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

An Imperial yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 42. An Imperial yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate HKD 60,000 — 80,000 (6,773 - 9,031 EUR)Lot Sold 375,000 HKD (42,334 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's.

with rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, 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 - 12.8 cm, 5 in.

ProvenanceTipton, 1960.
Bluett & Sons Ltd, London, 1960 (£60).
Collection of Roger Pilkington (1928-69), from 1960 (£175).

LiteratureAdrian Joseph, Ming Porcelains: Their Origins and Development, London, 1971, pl. 106.

NoteA closely related dish is illustrated in John Ayers, Chinese Ceramics. The Koger Collection, London, 1985, pl. 77; another was sold in our London rooms, 7th June 1988, lot 255; and a third was sold in these rooms, 28th November 1979, lot 121. See also a larger yellow-glazed dish with Wanli mark and of the period from the R.H.R. Palmer collection, sold in our London rooms, 28th March 1968, lot 100; and another sold at Christie’s London, 7th June 1971, lot 61.

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


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