Lot 3321. A Pair of Fine Large Wintergreen-Glazed Dishes, Kangxi Period, 1662-1722. D 25.5cm. Estimate HKD 500,000 - 700,000 (USD 63,727 - 89,217). Sold Price: HKD 849,600 (USD 108,284). © Poly Auction Hong Kong.
The pair of dishes is well potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered ring foot, covered overall in an exquisite wintergreen glaze. The white base is inscribed with the reign mark in under-glaze blue within a double circle.
Provenance: 1. Christie's London, 9 June 1997, lot. 140
2. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8 October 2014, lot. 3604
3. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, purchased from Courage and Joy Asian Art Advisory, no. CY4.
Note: The celadon produced in Jingdezhen during the Kangxi period was often called imitation Longquan ware. The known examples of celadon-glazed dishes during this period are very rare. Compare a celadon-glazed dish modelled with straight sides and wide foot rim, in the Nanjing Museum, included in the exhibition The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, cat. no. 111 (fig.2). Examples of dishes of this form covered with various monochrome glazes; see a white-glazed dish, moulded with a pair of fishes, in the Baur collection, illustrated in Ceramic Art of the World. Ch’ing Dynasty, vol. 15, Tokyo, 1983, pl. 35; and a larger yellow-glazed dish incised with dragons, published in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1998, pl. 239 (fig.3). A smaller dish with everted rim was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 20 March 1990, lot 753; and a slightly larger dish incised with a dragon, was sold at Christie’s New York, 24 March 2011, lot 1737.
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