Lot 861. A doucai 'phoenix' dish, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's 2021
The dish is decorated on the interior with a central medallion of three archaistic phoenixes encircling a lotus blossom. The exterior is decorated with similar designs above a band of ruyi heads enclosing dots encircling the foot.
Provenance: Private collection, United States, acquired in the early 20th century.
Note: A Daoguang-marked doucai phoenix dish of similar size is illustrated in Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong, 1983, p. 59, no. 29.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 23-24 september 2021