Lot 410
  • 410

A LARGE FAMILLE-VERTE BISCUIT 'SEA HORSE' DISH QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY |

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 USD
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Description

  • Porcelain
  • Diameter 12 7/8  in., 32.8 cm
the interior painted with four horses of aubergine, yellow, and white, frolicking over a green ground of swirling water interspersed with imposing white cresting waves amid scattered auspicious emblems and flowers around a central aubergine conch, the exterior with further foaming waves crashing against mountain peaks, the white biscuit base with a thin transparent glaze and the foot ring left undressed

Provenance

Collection of Ruth Henschel.
Sotheby's New York, 16th January 1976, lot 307.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.

Catalogue Note

A related dish is illustrated in Sir Michael Butler et al, Seventeenth Century Chinese Porcelain from the Butler Family Collection, Alexandria, 1990, pl. 124, where it is also mentioned that this type of decoration was first employed in the 1640s but more often on bowls, and continued to be used through the end of the century. Another similar example can be found in the Grandidier collection of Musée Guimet, Paris, inventory no. G478.
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