Lot 3025. A pair of celadon-glazed dishes, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 13.2 cm., 5 1/4 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,040,000. Photo Sotheby's
each with gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, covered overall in a soft muted-green glaze, the white-glazed base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-square.
Provenance: Collection formed in the 1950s by Alexander Lambert Hood, 7th Viscount Hood, with the guidance of John Sparks Ltd.
Sotheby's London, 4th November 2009, lot 107.
Note: See a fine celadon-glazed dish of this form and size, from the Hall Family collection and included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition The Arts of the Ch'ing Dynasty, London, 1964, cat. no. 273, sold in these rooms, 2nd May 2000, lot 544; and another Yongzheng mark and period dish of this type sold in our London rooms, 4th November 2009, lot 112. Compare a third example sold at Christie's New York, 3rd June 1993, lot 238; and a fourth dish also sold in these rooms, 24th May 1985, lot 507.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011