A rare Ming-style blue and white yellow-ground dish,Yongzheng six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1675. A rare Ming-style blue and white yellow-ground dish,Yongzheng six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011

Painted in the central medallion with five large flower-heads issuing from an undulating vine amidst four smaller blooms, the cavetto with a continuous meander of blossoms borne on a leafy vine with interlaced scrolling tendrils, all below a narrow band of classic scroll, the motif repeated on the exterior and set between borders of key fret above and classic-scroll below, all reserved on the lemon-yellow ground.

Provenance: Property of Hartman, Rare Art, Inc.; Sotheby's, New York, 5 June 1985, lot 309

Property from the Silas Friedlander Collection.

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