10 mars 2019

Two blue and white 'floral' dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Two blue and white 'floral' dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 733. Two blue and white 'floral' dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627). Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USDUnsold. Courtesy Sotheby's.

 each painted in tones of rich blue, the interior with a central roundel containing one or two blossoming flowers wreathed with leaves, bordered by a band of petals, the cavetto with a band of ruyi between line borders, the base with a fugui jiaqi ('fine vessel for wealth and honor') mark within a square in underglaze blue (2).

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019

 


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