For the Yongzheng Emperor’s affiliation with Daoism, see two paintings in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, the first The Yongzheng Emperor Dressed as a Daoist, illustrated in Harmony and Integrity. The Yongzheng Emperor and His Times, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2009, cat. no. I-75; the second A Life Portrait of the Yongzheng Emperor, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Paintings by the Court Artists of the Qing Court, Hong Kong, 1996, pl. 18.
The design on the current dish is unusual and only a few examples appear to be recorded, including one in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, museum no. 695-1907; another illustrated in Porcelains from the Tianjin Municipal Museum, Hong Kong, 1993, pls 159 and 160; a third example illustrated in Sekai tōji zenshū/Ceramic Art of the World, vol. 15: Qing, Tokyo, 1983, p. 174, no. 191; a pair sold at Christie’s New York, 23rd March 2012, lot 234; and one sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 29th November 2017, lot 2810, from the Dr James D. Thornton collection.
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