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Lot 157. fine pair of yellow-glazed ogee-form dishes, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795). Diameter 4 ½ in., 11.4 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Lot sold: 100,800 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

each finely potted with deeply curved sides rising from a tapering foot, the exterior covered in a bright yellow glaze, the interior glazed white, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue (2).

ProvenanceEuropean Private Collection (by repute).

NoteSeveral closely related pairs of yellow-glazed ogee-form dishes with Qianlong seal marks were sold in our Hong Kong rooms, including one sold 16th November 1973, lot 242; another pair sold 29th November 1976, lot 548; one from the Edward T. Chow Collection, sold 25th November 1980, lot 99; and a pair sold 3rd April 2019, lot 3661. A further pair, from the Lorant J. Goldschlager Collection, was sold at Christie's London, 4th June 1973, lot 172. These dishes were likely based on a Yongzheng period prototype; a six-character Yongzheng marked yellow-glazed ogee-form dish was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 11th May 1983, lot 135.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021