A YELLOW-GLAZED BOWL HONGZHI MARK AND PERIOD
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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delicately potted with steep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot and everting slightly at the rim, dressed overall in a brilliant egg-yolk yellow glaze, a six-character underglaze-blue mark at the base within double-circles
An English Private Collection.
Deceptively simple in form and colour, yellow-glazed bowls represent one of the most successful porcelain wares produced during the Hongzhi period. A closely related bowl in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 38; another in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, is published in Minji meihin zuroku [Illustrated catalogue of important Ming porcelain], vol. 2, Tokyo, 1977, pl. 79; and a pair in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, is illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, London, 1986, vol. 2, pl. 775.