Lot 45. Two blue and white dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 105⁄8 in. (27 cm.) diam.; 8 in. (20.5 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price Realised: USD 1,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
The first, a dish is decorated at the center of interior with a carp and a four-clawed dragon, both emerging from roiling waves, below a band of crashing waves, the base with a twin-fish mark; the second, a dish is decorated with two ladies and a boy at leisure in a garden scene, below the border decorated with shaped panels enclosing blossoming braches alternating with diaper pattern, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark.
The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection.
Provenance: Dragon dish: Nagatani, Inc., Chicago, 1964.
Figural dish: Nuri Farhadi, Chicago, 1961.
Christie's. The Art of China: Winter Edition, 28 November - 5 December 2019