Lot 839. A doucai 'shou'-character foliate dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 8 1/8 in. (20.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 – USD 30,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.
The dish is molded with eight petals that spiral out from a shou character in the center to the petal-lobed rim, all decorated with a dense pattern of scrolling green tendrils bearing small heads of lingzhi and small shou characters, which are repeated in a narrow band of lingzhi scroll that encircles the exterior, box.
Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza