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Lot 3559. A Rare Persimmon-Glazed Chrysanthemum Dish, Mark and Period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). D 17.8cm. Sold for HKD 1,560,000 (Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - 1,500,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022 

Provenance: Meiyintang Collection, Switzerland.

ExhibitedThe Essence of Ming and Qing Monochrome Glaze Porcelain Exhibition, Poly Art Museum, Beijing, 2018.

Published: 1. Kang Ruijun, The Meiyintang Collection of Chinese Ceramics, vol. 4 (2), London, 1994-2010, p. 196, no. 847
2. The Great Simplicity and Simplicity - The Essence of Ming and Qing Monochrome Glaze Porcelain Exhibition, Poly Art Museum, Beijing, 2018, p. 286, no. 110.

Note: The carmine violet glaze is a famous variety of Ming and Qing dynasty glaze, created in the late Kangxi period of the Qing dynasty and flourishing during the Yongzheng and Qianlong periods, using gold as the colouring agent and giving the glaze a carmine red colour, hence the name 'carmine red glaze', also known as 'gold red'. Chen Bang's 'Tao Ya' comments that 'rouge-red is also the anonymous of the luxurious. ...... is even and bright, almost incomparable. The amethyst is less vivid than its beauty, and the rose is less delicate than its beauty'. It is described as a 'Western red vessel' in the 'Tao Cheng Ji Ji Shi', written by Tang Ying, a pottery inspector, in 1735. The Yongzheng chrysanthemum-petal dish in all colours of glaze is one of the few surviving pieces in both public and private collections. A set of twelve Yongzheng chrysanthemum-petal dishes in the National Palace Museum, one of which can be seen with a carmine violet glaze.

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