Lot 164. A pair of small lemon yellow-enamelled saucers, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 3 1/8 in. (7.8 cm.) diam. Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000 (USD 39,090 - USD 65,150). Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
The saucers are finely potted with shallow rounded sides on a wide, low, tapered foot. The interior and exterior are covered overall in a rich lemon-yellow enamel..
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.
Note: Another pair of Yongzheng mark and period small lemon-yellow dishes sold at Christie's London 7 November 2017, lot 78. Other pairs were sold at at Christie's London 13 May 2014, lot 359 and at Christie's Hong Kong, 26 November 2014, lot 3287. Also compare the current lot with a pair of dishes in the Percival David Foundation, London, illustrated by M. Medley in Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Ch'ing Monochrome in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, 1973, nos. B543-B544.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019