Lot 530
  • 530

A RARE INCISED YELLOW-GLAZED 'PINE AND CRANE' SAUCER DISH YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD |

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 USD
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Description

  • porcelain
  • Diameter 5 1/4  in., 13.3 cm
superbly potted with the shallow rounded sides rising from a short, slightly tapered foot, the interior finely incised with a central medallion enclosing a pair of cranes standing amid rockwork and lingzhi beneath an overhanging pine tree, the exterior with five bats in flight among cloud scrolls, covered overall with a pale lemon yellow glaze, save for the base reserved in white, inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue

Provenance

Carretier, London, 24th February 1937.
Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 13th August 1937.
Collection of Basil Drewe (1894-1974).

Catalogue Note

This charming dish is notable for its rare and delicately incised auspicious design of cranes and pine tree. Only a few dishes with this particular design appear to be recorded. Compare a nearly identical dish in the Wangxinglou Collection, illustrated in Imperial Perfection. The Palace Porcelain of Three Chinese Emperors. A Selection from the Wang Xing Lou Collection, Hong Kong, 2004, pl. 93; and another sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 17th May 1988, lot 77. Compare also a green-glazed example, in the Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, illustrated in Xu Huping, ed., Treasures in the Royalty. The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, pl. 160; and another sold twice at Sotheby's, first in our London rooms, 8th December 1992, lot 273, and then in these rooms, 20th March 2012, lot 110.


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