An exceptional and rare blue and white barbed 'grape' charger Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period | 明永樂 青花葡萄紋折沿菱口盤
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Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
An exceptional and rare blue and white barbed 'grape' charger
Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period
superbly painted on the interior in rich cobalt-blue tones with three bunches of grapes borne from a gnarled vine issuing broad furled leaves detailed with veining and delicately coiling tendrils, the cavetto subtly lobed in twelve panels and depicting rose, chrysanthemum, lotus, mallow, camellia and peony, alternating with leafy lingzhi sprigs, the barbed rim encircled by band of a blackberry-lily scroll, the reverse with similar floral sprays within the bracket-lobed panels, the base unglazed
The charger is in good condition. There is light surface wear to the rim, with small areas possibly lightly polished to conceal pinholes.
"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."
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16th May 1989, lot 115.
Christie's Hong Kong, 27th November 2007, lot 1661.