Lot 873. A blue and white 'shou'-character dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue and of the period (1821-1850); 6 1/8 and 8¾ in. (15.5 and 22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014
The interior is decorated with a stylized shou character formed by foliate scroll below six smaller shou characters, and the exterior with a band of conjoined ruyi heads. Together with a larger blue and white shallow dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double-circle and of the period (1662-1722), which is painted on the interior with a band of Sanskrit characters. The exterior is decorated with a narrow border of petals above the foot..
Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza