Lot 2305. A fine incised aubergine-glazed dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1723-1735); Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012
The small dish is finely potted with low rounded sides, incised on the exterior with leafy scrolls bearing pomegranates. The dish is covered inside and out with an iridescent aubergine-purple glaze. The base is covered with a clear glaze, box.
Provenance: The Feihong Ge Collection
Sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 26 April 2004, lot 1088
Note: Similar aubergine-glazed saucer-dishes with incised pomegranate scrolls include an example in the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, Inaugural Exhibition - Chinese Ceramics, vol. 1, 1993, no. 203; and another sold at Christie's New York, 16 September 1999, lot 379. The design of the Eight Buddhist Emblems appear to be more common than that of scrolling pomegranates on dishes of this type. See, for example, the dish illustrated by J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Baur Collection, vol. 2, Geneva, 1999, pl. 318 [A476]; and another from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in Catalogue of a Special Exhibition of Qing Monochromes, Taipei, 1981, no. 45.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 28 November 2012, Hong Kong