A copper-red-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 863. A copper-red-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 6¼ and 6½ in. (16 and 16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 

The dish has shallow rounded sides, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of crushed-strawberry-red color that shades to mushroom on much of the exterior and below the white rim on the interior. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the base. Together with a copper-red-glazed dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), covered inside and out with a glaze of even, dark, crushed-strawberry color below the white rim.

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

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