An unusual green, mauve, yellow and black-glazed 'sanduo' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 856. An unusual green, mauve, yellow and black-glazed 'sanduo' dish, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 3/8 and 5 3/8 in. (16.2 and 13.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 

The interior is decorated with three fruiting branches, including pomegranate, and possibly orange, while branches of peach and finger citron are on the exterior. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the base. Together with a small green and yellow-glazed 'dragon' dish, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century, the exterior is incised with dragons racing amidst clouds on an egg yolk-yellow ground that also covers the interior. A ya character ('elegance') is in underglaze blue in a double circle on the base. 

Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection. 

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.