Lot 1398. Two blue and white kosometsuke dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627). Width of wider 6 7/8 in., 17.5 cm. Estimate: 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Sold Price: 1,875 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the first, ruyi-shaped, the interior painted with three deer enclosed within a single blue line, the exterior with florets; the second, of circular outline, well painted with two rabbits amid foliage encircled by a wide border of asymmetric interlocking rings, lingzhi and X's, the reverse undecorated (2).
Provenance: The ruyi-shaped dish:
Collection of Effie B. Allison, coll. no. 339.
The Crane Gallery, Seattle, 2006.
The circular dish:
Collection of Effie B. Allison, coll. no. 328.
The Crane Gallery, Seattle, 2007.
Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 15 Sep 2018