Lot 104. A pair of lemon-yellow saucer dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795); 11.5 cm, 4 ½ in. Estimate: 250,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 567,000HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
each delicately potted with ogee sides rising from a short foot, the exterior applied with a rich lemon yellow enamel, the interior and base left white, the latter inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30th April 1996, lot 390.
Note: The lemon-yellow enamel, which is a pastel tone mixed with white and therefore opaque, was used primarily for small cups and dishes. See another pair of Qianlong lemon-yellow dishes of this size and form, sold in these rooms, 3rd April 2019, lot 3661.