Lot 163. A pair of yellow-enamelled 'chrysanthemum' dishes and a yellow-enamelled dish, 18th century. The largest, 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate: GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,515 - USD 10,424). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
The pair of dishes are each moulded in the form of a chrysanthemum flower, with a band of narrow petals to the cavetto leading to a foliate rim. The dishes are covered overall in a lemon-yellow enamel. The single dish is covered to the interior and exterior with yellow enamel and the base is left white..
Provenance: Private English Collection, formerly in a private collection in France, most of which was purchased in Paris during the 1960s and 1970s, and thence by descent to the present owner.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019