Lot 2194A pair of pale blue-glazed dishes, Yongzheng six-character marks in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 6 5/16 in. (16 cm.) diamEstimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. 

Each dish has shallow, rounded sides flaring to a slightly everted rim. The exteriors are covered with a glaze of sky-blue color in contrast to the white rim and interior, stands.

Property from the Collection of Robert and Adolf Hentschel.

Provenance: Acquired in New York in the early 20th century. 

NoteA similarly sized Yongzheng dish with lavender-blue glaze and identical mark is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, Shimmering Colours: Monochromes of the Yuan to Qing periods in the Zhuyuentang Collection, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005, p. 141, no. 73. Compare, also, a pair of Yongzheng dishes, of slightly smaller size, covered with what is described as a pale cobalt-blue glaze, in the Percival David Foundation, included in the Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Ch'ing Monochromes, London, 1973, section 6, nos. B 560 and 561.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014