Lot 21. A pair of black-ground famille-verte dishes, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Diameter 5⅞ in., 15 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 47,880 USD. © Sothebys.
the base of each with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.
Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 150.
Note: For closely related examples, see one in the Shanghai Museum, illustrated in Zhongguo meishu quanji. Gongyi meishu bian: Taoci [Complete series on Chinese art. Arts and crafts section: Ceramics], Shanghai, 1988-1991, vol. 3, pl. 202; another in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, illustrated in Rose Kerr, Chinese Ceramics, Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911, London, 1986 (rev. ed. 1998), pl. 23; a pair sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 8th October 2019, lot 3020; and a single dish recently sold in the same rooms, 12th October 2021, lot 45.