A rare doucai moulded 'lotus' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng | 清雍正 鬪彩八吉祥模印蓮式盤 《大清雍正年製》款
A rare doucai moulded 'lotus' dish
Mark and period of Yongzheng
清雍正 鬪彩八吉祥模印蓮式盤 《大清雍正年製》款
the shallow rounded sides masterfully moulded in the form of fluted petals radiating from a slightly recessed flat centre simulating a lotus bloom, the interior centre decorated with a roundel enclosing Tibetan characters in iron-red within two narrow bands of ruyi heads, surrounded by two rows of petals, further encircled by a row of the bajixiang alternating with Tibetan characters, the exterior similarly decorated above two overlapping bands of iron-red and pale green petals, all supported on a straight foot, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue
The dish is in very good overall condition. There are a few expected tiny firing frits with minute associated flakes to the tips of the petals and a very tiny kiln fissure to the footring.
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The Jingguangtang Collection.
Christie's Hong Kong, 3rd November 1996, lot 576.
The Tsui Museum of Art: Chinese Ceramics, vol. IV, Hong Kong, 1995, pl. 134.
Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth: Gems of Antiquities Collections in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 2001-2005, no. WK.C7.