Lot 154. A doucai 'pomegranate' dish, Qing dynasty, early 18th century. Diameter 6 ¼ in., 15.9 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,048 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
with rounded sides supported on a slightly tapering foot, the center of the interior with a pomegranate shrub growing from rockwork and bearing three ripe red fruits, the cavetto with fruiting sprigs of grape, plum and pomegranate all between double-line borders above and below, the underside with fruiting plum branches, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.
Provenance: Christie's New York, 14th July 1980, lot 842.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021