Lot 52. A rare set of five yellow-ground green-enamelled 'lotus' saucer dishes, Jiajing six-character incised marks and of the period (1522-1566); 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) diamEstimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,940 - USD 38,910)Price realised GBP 25,000.  Christie's Images Ltd 2019

Each dish is delicately potted with rounded sides supported on a short tapered foot, the interior incised and decorated in green enamel with five lotus blooms with auspicious emblems. The exterior is similarly decorated with lotus blooms. The yellow base is incised with a six-character mark in green enamel.

NoteCompare the present lot to a slightly larger Jiajing mark and period dish (12 cm. diam.) in the British Museum, published by Margaret Medley in Illustrated Catalogue of Ming Polychrome Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, 1978, p. 25, no. 56. Also see another saucer dish of similar size and bearing the same incised Jiajing mark decorated in green from the Collection of Roger Pilkington (1928-69), sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 6 April 2016.



From the Collection of Roger Pilkington (1928-69). A yellow-ground green-enamelled saucer dish, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 9.1 cm, 3 5/8  in., sold for 375,000 HKD (42,334 EUR) at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 6 April 2016. Photo: Sotheby's.

Cf. my post: A yellow-ground green-enamelled saucer dish, mark and period of Jiajing

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 5 November 2019