A FINE COPPER-RED ‘THREE FISH’ BOWL YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD
- 15cm., 5 7/8 in.
After the Xuande period this style of decoration was rarely used until it was revived in the Qing dynasty. Yongzheng mark and period bowls of this form and design are held in important museums and private collections worldwide; see one in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Museum’s exhibition Ming Chenghua ciqi tezhan [Special exhibition of Ming Chenghua porcelain], Taipei, 1977, cat. no. 100; one in the Nanjing Museum, included in the exhibition Qing Imperial Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Reigns, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1995, cat. no. 49; another in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, published in Rose Kerr, Chinese Ceramics. Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911, London, 1998, pl. 11; and a fourth from the Meiyintang collection, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 9th October 2012, lot 50. Compare also a bowl decorated with this design, but with a slightly more flared rim, in the Qingjiang County Museum, Jiangxi province, published in Complete Series on Chinese Ceramics, vol. 14, Shanghai, 2000, vol. 14, pl. 162.