Lot 2146. A large blue and white dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.
The dish has shallow, rounded sides that rise to an everted rim, and is decorated on the interior in intense tones of underglaze blue with a scene of a scholar and two monks standing in a courtyard watching a man holding a spear and a tablet, and on the exterior with islands and rocks.
Provenance: E. & J. Frankel, New York, no. 2157.
The Mechlin Moore Collection.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014