A white-glazed trefoil dish, Five Dynasties, 10th century

A white-glazed trefoil dish, Five Dynasties, 10th century

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Lot 200. A white-glazed trefoil dish, Five Dynasties, 10th century; 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

The dish is finely potted in the shape of a three-petalled flower. The body is covered in a creamy-white glaze stopping at the unglazed foot rim..

Provenance: Collection of Professor Ferdinando Cappelletti, acquired in Rome in the late 1970s.

Note: A white-glazed dish of nearly identical shape and size attributed to the Ding kilns and dated to the 10th century was in the Ronald Longsdorf collection and formerly in the collection of Carl Kempe (1884-1967) and C.T. Loo (1880-1957), and is illustrated in J.J. Lally & Co., Early Chinese White Wares: The Ronald W. Longsdorf Collection, New York, 2015, no. 13. Another related trefoil Ding dish is in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, and is illustrated by R. Scott, Imperial Taste: Chinese Ceramics from the Percival David Foundation, Los Angeles, 1989, p. 24, no. 4.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019