Lot 171. A doucai ‘longevity’ dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 21.2cm., 8 3/8 in. Estimate 5,000-7,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,625 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.
the rounded sides supported on a straight foot, painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a shou character roundel surrounded by eight further shou characters and interlocking ruyi strapwork, the exterior similarly decorated with stylised shou characters between a band of C-scrolls and interlocking ruyi scrolls, inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle.
Provenance: Collection of the Varr family, Sweden, acquired in Japan in the 1950s.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 06 nov. 2013.