A DEHUA 'FOLIATE' SAUCER DISH 17TH CENTURY
molded with twelve lobes to the underside.
Diameter: 4¾ in.
The dish in overall good condition with rim unglazed, likely because it was fired with rim side down. The base with an illegible impressed mark. Overall with very minor firing imperfections and very light surface wear.
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The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden, by 1721
Probably moved to Schloss Moritzburg, Saxony, circa 1925 (bearing Schloss Moritzburg red-lacquered inventory number I.A. 129/b/.)
Confiscated in 1945 and incorporated into the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (bearing Porzellansammlung im Zwinger inventory number P.O.689.)
Restituted to the former Royal family of Saxony (Haus Wettin, Albertinische Linie) Sotheby's Amsterdam, 16-17 October 2001, lot 123 (part, one of two)
E. & H. Manners, London, November 2001
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 347, p. 675, illus.
The 1721 Inventory of the Dresden collection lists under 'Weiß Chinesisch Porcelain', 'No. 83. 4. Dzt. 4. stk runde gemuschelte Schaalen. 1. Z. tieff. 5. Z. in diam.', [No. 83. 4. dzn. 4 pcs. round scalloped saucers, 1 Z. deep. 5. Z. in diam.]. The same 52 saucers were listed in the Japanese Palace inventory of 1779, Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain, 1710-50, New York, 2008, p. 675, no. 347). A second Dehua saucer of this form, with earlier Moritzburg and Porzellansammlung numbers (I.A. 130b. and P.0.690.), was sold with the present lot in the above mentioned Sotheby's Amsterdam sale; this second example recently sold at Bonhams London, December 6, 2018, lot 219.