Lot 350. A famille-verte 'Elegant Beauty' dish, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the shallow rounded sides rising to a gently flaring rim, enameled in delicate tones of green, yellow and augergine, depicting an elegant woman attired in flowing Han-style robes standing before a slender corner-leg table displaying several accoutrements of an accomplished lady, such as a book, gilt censer, and bottle vase containing two peacock feathers, the base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue, coll. no. 247.
Provenance: Collection of H. M. Knight (d. 1971).
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th November 1979, lot 149.
Christie's Hong Kong, 20th March 1990, lot 685
Ed Chan, Galerius Collection, Marion, Massachusetts, 1999.
Exhibited: Oosterse Shatten, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1954, cat. no. 352.
The Colors of Earth, Kangxi Era Porcelain from the Stamen Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2002, no. 16.
Sotheby's. Kangxi: The Jie Rui Tang Collection, Part II, New York, 19 Mar 2019