07 octobre 2020

A rare underglaze-blue and enamel-decorated dish, Zhengde-Jiajing period (1506-1566)

A rare underglaze-blue and enamel-decorated dish, Zhengde-Jiajing period (1506-1566)

Lot 1549. A rare underglaze-blue and enamel-decorated dish, Zhengde-Jiajing period (1506-1566); 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diamEstimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.

The interior is decorated with a central lotus blossom and the exterior is decorated with five fish in iron-red above waves in underglaze blue and green enamel. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Xuande mark.

ProvenanceEdward T. Chow (1910-1980) Collection.
The Edward T. Chow Collection, Part Three; Sotheby Parke Bernet Ltd., Hong Kong, 19 May 1981, lot 432.
The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection, San Antonio, Texas.

NoteThe companion to the present dish, also from the Edward T. Chow Collection, was sold at Sotheby Parke Bernet Ltd., Hong Kong, 25 November 1980, lot 27.

Compare a similar dish decorated in blue and white in the interior and wucai on the exterior of slightly larger size (21.8 cm.) illustrated by R. Krahl, ed., China without Dragons: Rare Pieces from Oriental Ceramic Society Members, 2016, pp. 282-3, no. 168, where Krahl notes that the stylization of the flower on the interior is typical of Zhengde period (1506-1521) design, but that the way the fish on the exterior are painted with red outlines over yellow enamel is typical of the Jiajing (1522-1566) period.

Christie'sImportant Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 September 2020


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