Lot 312
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A FINE AND LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'QILIN' DISHQING DYNASTY, SHUNZHI PERIOD |

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 USD
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Description

  • Diameter 13 3/4  in., 35 cm
stoutly potted with rounded sides rising from a short tapered and chaneled foot, the interior boldly painted in strong tones of cobalt blue with an animated qilin sitting on its scaly back haunches, one front leg outstretched, the other with hoof raised, bearing a benign expression, the head gazing forward with bulging eyes and mouth agape revealing sharp fangs and emitting wisps of qi, the foreground with auspicious hoofprints of the mythological beast and a beribboned artemisia leaf, all amidst rockwork and a lush plantain tree, the underside with three further auspicious symbols, the rim dressed in an iron-oxide wash, the base undecorated save for a drilled collector's mark da zhai, coll. no. 1387

Provenance

Spink & Sons, Ltd., London.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc., New York, 2001.

Catalogue Note

For a dish of similar size, subject matter and quality, see the example in the Palace Museum, Beijing illustrated in Gugong Bowuyuan Cang Qingdai Ciqi Leixuan Qing Shunzhi Kangxi Chao Qinghuaci [Selected Chinese Ceramics from the Palace Museum: Blue and White Ceramics in Shunzhi and Kangxi Periods], vol. I, Beijing, 2004, pl. 20 and, another in the Butler Family Collection, illustrated in Shunzhi Porcelain, Treasures from an Unknown Reign, Seattle and London, 2002, cat. no. 13.
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