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Lot 2905. A rare ruby-ground famille rose ‘peach’ dish, Yongzheng six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 10 1⁄4 in. (26.5 cm.) diam. Price realised HKD 1,375,000 (Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000)© Christie's 2021

The well-potted dish is decorated to the centre of the interior with a large peach depicting the characters Wan Shou Wu Jiang, which can be translated as ‘long life without end'. The exterior is covered in a rich ruby-pink enamel.

Provenance: Sold at Christie’s London, 14 July 1980, lot 242
Offered at Christie’s Hong Kong, 31 October 2000, lot 914.

Literature: Anthony du Boulay, Christies Pictorial History of Chinese ceramics, Oxford, 1984, p. 236, fig. 1.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 3 december 2021