A blue and white deep dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1665

Lot 3583. A blue and white deep dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1665. Estimate $8,000 – $10,000Price Realized $15,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015

 The well-potted dish is decorated in the interior with a scene of two ducks in a lotus pond with mountains in the distance. The base bears an apocryphal Chenghua mark encircled by the unglazed channeled foot. 11 in. (28 cm.) diam.  

Provenance: Joseph M. Morpurgo, Amsterdam, 1984.
Collection of Julia and John Curtis.

Notes: The unglazed channeled foot on the present lot, as well as on lots 3580, 3581, 3589, and 3591 in this catalogue, appears to have been used by the potters at Jingdezhen for a short period of time around 1670, and disappears in the second half of the Kangxi period.

CHRISTIE’S. AN ERA OF INSPIRATION: 17TH-CENTURY CHINESE PORCELAINS FROM THE COLLECTION OF JULIA AND JOHN CURTIS, 16 March 2015,New York, Rockefeller Plaza