16 juin 2018

A fine and rare pair of white-glazed moulded 'dragon' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the per

A fine and rare pair of white-glazed moulded 'dragon' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)

A fine and rare pair of white-glazed moulded 'dragon' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)

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Lot 3734. A fine and rare pair of white-glazed moulded 'dragon' dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735); 8 1/8 in. (20.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 3,620,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.

With rounded sides rising from a shallow tapering foot ring, decorated in low relief with a pair of confronted dragons with trifurcated tails forming a medallion in the centre of the interior and with two more striding around the exterior, all under a milk-white glaze, the underside base with the reign mark in underglaze-blue, boxes (2).

Property from the Yiqingge Collection. 

NoteCompare an almost identical Yongzheng-marked dish of the same size in the Zhuyuetang Collection illustrated in Shimmering Colours: Monochromes of the Yuan to Qing Periods, Hong Kong, 2005, p. 81, no. 24. See also another dish dated to the Yongzheng period illustrated by Xu Huping, Treasures in the Royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p. 156.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall, 1 June 2011


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