plate & dish ||| sotheby's n08872lot6bnrqen

Lot 288. A Ming-style blue and white dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 15 7/8 in., 40.3 cmEstimate 120,000 — 180,000 USD. Lot sold 146,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's

painted with a carefully drawn pattern of a composite floral band bearing different stylized flowerheads including lotus, peony, camellia and chrysanthemum on continuous scrolling stems with varied foliage around the interior and exterior and in the central medallion, a border of classic scroll below the rim on the interior repeated above the foot on the exterior and a wide band of key-fret below the lipped rim, seal mark in underglaze blue

Property from The Honorable Judge Edgar Bromberger (1889-1956) Collection.

Note:The dish is based on an early Ming dynasty prototype. Comparable Ming Dynasty examples of this dish include one illustrated by J. A. Pope, Chinese Ceramics in the Ardebil Shrine, Washington, 1956, pl. 36, 29.119; one in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, Kodansha Series, vol. 9, Japan, 1981, pl. 215, formerly from the Gustav VI Adolf Collection, no. 1940.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012