A fine pair of small doucai dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

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Lot 1373. A fine pair of small doucai dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) diamEstimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018

Each dish with shallow rounded sides is decorated in the center with a stylized hibiscus borne on a leafy stem surrounded by further scrolling leaves and tendrils, the design repeated as a frieze on the exterior above a narrow band of ruyi heads, cloth box.

ProvenanceChristie's Swire, Hong Kong, 18 March 1991, lot 602.

Note: A similar pair of dishes of larger size (6 3/8 in.), also with Yongzheng marks, originally from the Doris Duke Collection, was sold at Christie's New York, 15 September 2011, lot 1534.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 - 14 September 2018