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Only one other marked version of this type originally bearing a Yongzheng seal mark, is of larger size and slightly more elaborate design, sold Sotheby's London, 11th November 1990, lot. 325.
Like the few other known examples of this type, the sensitivity of the Qing craftsmen to absorb and reproduce the qualities of the Yongle original is remarkable and manifest in the present Yongzheng version. Two of the unmarked Yongzheng examples were in fact considered as Yongle originals, see Duncan Mackintosh, Chinese Blue and White Porcelain, Newton Abbot, 1977, pl. 55, and Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt, Ming Porcelain, London, 1978, pl. 14. For a discussion on Qing porcelains with 'redesigns' of Ming patterns including Yongzheng examples, compare Julian Thompson, Chinese Porcelain. The S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Part II, Hong Kong, 1987, p. 29.
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