Lot 509
  • 509

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

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
Sold
17,500 USD
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Description

  • Porcelain
  • Diameter 10 1/2  in., 26.7 cm
the shallow sides gently curving to an everted rim, the interior painted with a luxuriantly attired woman gazing into a tasseled mirror set into a cosmetic box, and adding finishing touches to an elaborate coiffure adorned with an ornate gilt diadem, the dressing table strewn with various combs and cosmetics, a lit candle indicating nighttime, a shawl draped over a yokeback chair and a blue silk gauze wrap tossed casually atop a stool nearby, inscribed in gilt with a couplet and with an iron-red Mushiju  square seal mark, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark in underglaze blue

Provenance

John Sparks, Ltd., London.
Collection of Sidney T. Cook (1910-1964), and thence by descent. 
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