Lot 979. A group of four famille verte biscuit square dishes, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) square, the largest. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
The larger decorated on the interior with water plants and with a four-character mark on the base, the smaller three with flowering plants on a yellow ground.
Provenance: Larger: C.T. Loo & Co., New York, 9 March 1949.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., New York, 1949-1960.
Estate of John D. Rockefeller.
Acquired 10 November 1960.
Three smaller: Frank Partridge, 22 December 1942.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., New York, 1942-1960.
Estate of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (with a life interest to Martha Baird Rockefeller), 1960-1971.
Acquired 2 May 1971.
Literature: R. Ellsworth et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Arts of Asia and Neighboring Cultures, New York, 1993, vol III, pp. 96-98, nos. 50a, 51c,d, f.
Christie's. The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Travel and Americana, New York, 10 May 2018 - SALE 16723