Lot 1909. A fine pair of lemon yellow-enamelled dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diamEstimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000Price Realized HKD 2,670,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013

Each dish is thinly potted with a short foot rising to the flaring sides, covered in a brilliant lemon-yellow enamel with the exception of the base which is inscribed with the reign mark in cobalt blue under a transparent glaze.

Note: Compare to a pair of lemon-yellow enamelled dishes of the same size in the S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, illustrated in Chinese Porcelain, vol. II, p. 216, nos. 140 and 141; a pair in the Percival David Foundation, London, illustrated by M. Medley in Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Ch'ing Monochrome in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, 1973, nos. B543-4; another pair in the Baur Collection, illustrated by J. Ayres, Chinese Ceramics in the Baur Collection, Geneva, 1999, pl. 130; a pair illustrated in An Anthology of Chinese Ceramics, col. pl. 127; a pair from the Paul and Helen Bernat Collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15 November 1988, lot 60; a pair from the E.T. Hall collection sold at Christie's London, 7 June 2004, lot 269; and a pair from the Jingguantang and Goldschmidt Collections, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 3 November 1996, lot 559.

Christie's. In Pursuit of Refinement - A Legacy of the YC Chen CollectionHong Kong, 29 May 2013