A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE LOBED 'PHOENIX' DISH, QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD, 1700-20 AND A MEISSEN BLUE AND WHITE LOBED 'PHOENIX' DISH, CIRCA 1745 | 清康熙 1700-20年 青花鳳凰圖盤 約1745年 邁森青花瑞獸圖盤
Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD
A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE LOBED 'PHOENIX' DISH, QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD, 1700-20 AND A MEISSEN BLUE AND WHITE LOBED 'PHOENIX' DISH, CIRCA 1745
清康熙 1700-20年 青花鳳凰圖盤
the Chinese dish supported by a short tapered foot, the lobed sides sweeping to an everted rim, boldly painted in the center with a soaring phoenix among scrolling peonies, the spirally-fluted rim painted with alternating panels of a monkey in a tree eating a peach and flowers issuing from rockwork, the Meissen example similarly decorated, crossed swords mark and dot mark in underglaze-blue, painter's mark Mö, impressed numeral 32.
Diameter of larger: 10⅝ in.
The Chinese dish in overall good condition with very minor frits and flake chips along the rim edge, and overall with very light wear to the surface and minor firing imperfections. The Meissen dish in overall good condition with light surface wear and minor firing imperfections.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 225, figs. 225.1, pp. 490-91, illus.
A smaller example of the same type is illustrated in Howard and Ayers, vol. I, cat. no. 18, where the authors note that the spirally-fluted lobed design on the present example imitates a European silver form and might have been transmitted to China by a Delftware model. The illustrated example, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Rafi Y. Mottahedeh, was sold in these rooms, January 30, 1985, lot 8. Another pair of the same size was sold in these rooms, January 25, 1989, lot 16, originally in the collection of Dr. M. Bonner Engelhardt.