A RARE ROSE-PINK ENAMELLED CHRYSANTHEMUM DISH MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG | 清乾隆 胭脂紅彩菊瓣盤 《大清乾隆年製》款
Property from an Important Asian Private Collection
A RARE ROSE-PINK ENAMELLED CHRYSANTHEMUM DISH
MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
清乾隆 胭脂紅彩菊瓣盤 《大清乾隆年製》款
the shallow rounded sides superbly moulded in the form of slender fluted petals radiating from a slightly recessed flat centre simulating a chrysanthemum bloom, all supported on a foot of corresponding form, covered overall in a brilliant rich rose-pink enamel, the base left white and inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue
18.1 cm, 7 ⅛ in.
The dish is in good overall condition, with just expected minor surface wear and glaze flakes to the fragile tips of the rim and two on the exterior, the larger measuring approx. 0.3 cm.
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Collection of K.W. Woollcombe-Boyce, no. 47.
Collection of Professor Edward T. Hall (1924-2001), no. 367.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd May 2000, lot 555.
K.W. Woollcombe-Boyce 收藏，編號47
The use of a kaishu mark on this exquisite chrysanthemum dish suggests that it was created at the beginning of the Qianlong era. A similar dish is illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 2, London, 1994, no. 916. See also another example in the Goldschlager collection, included in the Min Chiu Society Exhibition of Monochrome Ceramics of Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, cat. no. 19A, sold in our New York rooms, 24th March 1998, lot 658, and one from the Cartwright collection, sold in our London rooms, 9th November 2011, lot 65.
For a Yongzheng prototype, see a dish sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 15th May 1990, lot 68. The Qianlong dishes closely follow the Yongzheng examples with the exception of the tips of the petals which are slightly more rounded and the base left white in the later dishes.
Qianlong dishes of this type are known in various coloured glazes; see two examples, one of coral glaze and the other of turquoise glaze, illustrated in John Ayers, The Baur Collection, Geneva, vol. III, Geneva, 1972, pls A499 and A450 respectively; a celadon-glazed example included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition Iron in the Fire, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1988, cat. no. 83; a white glaze dish included in the exhibition The Wonders of the Potter's Palette, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1983, cat. no. 83; and a lemon-yellow example published in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 4, London, 2010, pl. 1832.