1898
1898

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'BOYS' DISH
MARK AND PERIOD OF WANLI
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
1898

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'BOYS' DISH
MARK AND PERIOD OF WANLI
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'BOYS' DISH
MARK AND PERIOD OF WANLI
painted on the interior with a scene of a class conducted on a terrace, defined by a balustrade and water in the foreground and another balustrade and a stylised pine tree and clouds in the background, the teacher seated in front of a screen bearing a design of stylised waves and the rising sun, listening to one boy reciting, other boys studying at a side table, playing with inkstones and a ruler, and one peering from behind the screen, the cavetto painted with a continuous scene of a pond with lotus, reeds and aquatic birds, the exterior decorated with a tracery of interwined ruyi lappets
30.8 cm., 12 1/8 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th November 1979, lot 119.

Catalogue Note

A closely related dish in the Sir Percival David collection, now in the British Museum, London, was included in the exhibition, Elegant Form and Harmonious Decoration. Four Dynasties of Jingdezhen Porcelain, Percival David Foundation, London, 1992, cat. no. 91.

The imagery of children occupied in studies is symbolic of the Confucian ideal for the education and advancement of many sons.

FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART

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Hong Kong