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PROPERTY FROM AN ASIAN COLLECTION

A rare white-glazed 'chrysanthemum' dish
mark and period of Yongzheng
Estimate
200,000400,000
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1001

PROPERTY FROM AN ASIAN COLLECTION

A rare white-glazed 'chrysanthemum' dish
mark and period of Yongzheng
Estimate
200,000400,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Hong Kong

A rare white-glazed 'chrysanthemum' dish
mark and period of Yongzheng
the low rounded sides delicately moulded in the form of chrysanthemum petals with twenty-four flutes curving upwards to a lobed rim, all supported on a circular foot-ring, applied overall with a lustrous white glaze, the base inscribed with the six-character mark within a double circle  
16.2cm., 6 3/8 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 7th May 2002, lot 503.

Catalogue Note

A similar dish was sold in these rooms, 30th April 1991, lot 84.  A set of related Yongzheng chrysanthemum dishes in twelve colours were included in the exhibition China. The Three Emperors, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2005, cat.no. 172, where Regina Krahl notes that 'on the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month of the year 1733 the Yongzheng Emperor ordered Nian Xiyao, then supervisor of the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province, to make twelve differently coloured chrysanthemum-shaped dishes. Nian is recorded to have delivered forty pieces of each colour' (ibid., p. 431).

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Hong Kong