A pair of wucai dishes, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)


Lot 9. A pair of wucai porcelain dishes, Wanli marks and period (1573-1620); 7in (17.8cm) diameter. Estimate $4,000 - 6,000. Sold for US$ 15,300 (€ 12,682). Courtesy Bonhams.

Each modeled with a thin, flared rim around the curving shallow well painted in underglaze blue and enamels in typical shades depicting a spirited five-clawed dragon and a swooping phoenix amid leafy flower branches encircling a flaming pearl, all surrounded by a scrolling lotus band on the side walls, the exterior decorated with the Eight Daoist symbols, the recessed base inscribed with the six-character mark in underglaze blue regular script within a double ring, framed by a short circular foot ring.

Property from the collection of Rosalind Ching Pastor.

Published and exhibitedMasterworks of Chinese Art. The Rosalind Ching Pastor Collection. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Honolulu Academy of Arts July 28 - Sept 25, 2005. Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2005, p. 16.

Bonhams. Fine Chinese and Japanese Works of Art Part I, 14 Dec 2020, Los Angeles