16 août 2018

A fine and rare white-glazed bowl, Hongzhi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

A fine and rare white-glazed bowl, Hongzhi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1643. A fine and rare white-glazed bowl, Hongzhi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1488-1505); 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000Price realised USD 122,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011

With deep rounded sides flaring slightly towards the rim, covered inside and out with a white glaze.

Provenance: Professor E.T. Hall, C.B.E., no. 48.
The E.T. Hall Collection of Chinese Monochrome Porcelains; Christie's, London, 7 June 2004, lot 259. 

Note: Undecorated white-glazed Hongzhi-marked bowls appear to be quite rare. However, a bowl of the same size is illustrated by Lu Minghua in Mingdai Guanyao Ciqi, Shanghai, 2007, p. 147, fig. 3-73. A slightly smaller example (17 cm.) is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, p. 114, no. 104. Another Hongzhi-marked white-glazed bowl of similar size and shape was sold in our London rooms, 16 November 1999, lot 202. 

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011

 


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