Lot 3558. A Rare Ruby-Red Glazed Chrysanthemum Dish, Mark And Period Of Qianlong (1736-1795). D 17.9cm. Sold for HKD 1,380,000/USD 176,923 (Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - 1,800,000/USD 128,205 - 230,769). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited

The dish is potted with the sides finely moulded with forty-four fluted petals radiating from a slightly recessed flat centre to form a foliate rim. It is supported on a straight foot of conforming shape and is covered overall in a rich pink red glaze of crushed raspberry tone. The base is left white with a six-character Qianlong mark within a double circle..
Provenance1. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 20 May 1986, lot 90
2. The Meiyintang Collection

Exhibition: Pure and Natural: Special EXHIBITION of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, Beijing, 2018

Literature: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 4(2), London, 1994-2010, p. 245, no.916.

Note: The use of a regular script of the mark on this exquisite chrysanthemum dish suggests that it was created at the beginning of the Qianlong era. Qianlong dishes of this type are known in various coloured glazes; see two examples, one of coral glaze and the other of turquoise glaze, illustrated in John Ayers, The Baur Collection, Geneva, vol. III, Geneva, 1972, pls A499 and A450 respectively; a celadon-glazed example included in the Oriental Ceramic Society EXHIBITION Iron in the Fire, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1988, cat. no. 83.

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