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Lot 3553. A Pair Of Underglaze-Red ‘Fish’ Dishes, Mark And Period Of Yongzheng (1723-1735). H 33.5cm. Sold for HKD 1,140,000/USD 146,154 (Estimate HKD 400,000 - 600,000/USD 51,282 - 76,923). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited

Each dish is potted with low, rounded sides set over a slightly tapered foot. The exterior is painted in underglaze copper red with three fish swimming gracefully against the white ground. Their tails sweep gently up and fins extended with the varying blush tones of the copper red enhancing the naturalism. The base is inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.

Provenance: The Meiyintang Collection.

Literature: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 4(2), London, 1994-2010, p.242, no.1719

Poly Auction. A Romance Among Blooming Roses: The Meiyintang Collection of Three Dynasties Imperial Ceramics,  Hong Kong, 2 December 2021.