Lot 210. A rare celadon-glazed 'lotus' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Diameter 11¾ in., 29.8 cm. Lot sold: 88,200 USD (Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022
the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.
Provenance: Collection of Alfred William Cowperthwaite (1890-1964).
Pao & Moltke, Toronto, acquired in the 1990s.
Canadian Private Collection.
Note: Yongzheng mark and period dishes of this type are rarely found covered in celadon glaze. Compare an example of the same type, formerly in the collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-1980), sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 5th November 1997, lot 1374, and again in the same rooms, 11th July 2020, lot 132. Yellow-enameled versions are more common; see one in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Gugong bowuguan cang Qingdai yuyao ciqi [Porcelains from the Qing dynasty imperial kilns in the Palace Museum collection], vol. 1, pt. II, Beijing, 2005, pl. 192.
For a slightly larger Qianlong mark and period celadon-glazed dish of this type, compare one sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 15th May 1990, lot 84.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022