Lot 508
  • 508

A FAMILLE-VERTE 'EROTIC BEAUTY' DISH QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 USD
Sold
25,000 USD
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Description

  • Porcelain
  • Diameter 10 5/8  in., 27 cm
the shallow rounded sides rising to a gently everted rim, the interior painted with  an elegant courtesan sitting on a rectangular stool with a woven seat, one diminutive slippered foot resting lightly on a footstool, the figure wearing a luxuriant iron-red skirt and a revealing diaphanous floral silk gauze jacket, attending to stray strand of hair while gazing into a mirror, the reflection providing another vantage point revealing the smiling beauty, the dressing table with various cosmetic accoutrements and a vase holding a single lotus blossom, a gilt couplet inscribed to one side and a Mushiju seal mark within a circle, the base with an artemisia leaf in underglaze blue within a double circle

Provenance

Bluett & Sons, London.
Collection of Sidney T. Cook (1910-1964), and thence by descent. 
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