A LARGE DOUCAI 'PHOENIX' DISH
YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD
清雍正 鬪彩夔鳳八吉祥紋大盤 《大清雍正年製》款
with wide flaring sides and everted rim, the interior finely painted with two confronting kui phoenixes and surrounded by foliate scrolls with four stylised lotus blooms, all encircled by a band of bajixiang ('Eight Buddhist Emblems') amongst ruyi clouds to the well and a border of cresting waves to the rim, the exterior decorated with lotus blooms borne on meandering leafy stem, the base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue within a double circle
Diameter 48.3 cm, 19 in.
This dish has been broken in half with two associated crescent-shaped breaks at the rim (one circa 20cm., the other circa 40cm., wide) and restored.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Formerly in the collection of Axel Legrelius (1863-1944), thence by descent (by repute).
Axel Legrelius (1863-1944年)舊藏，此後家族傳承（傳）