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A unique and highly important moulded blue and white barbed 'fish' charger, Yuan dynasty | 元 青花魚藻凸花牡丹菱口大盤

A unique and highly important moulded blue and white barbed 'fish' charger, Yuan dynasty | 元 青花魚藻凸花牡丹菱口大盤

A unique and highly important moulded blue and white barbed 'fish' charger, Yuan dynasty | 元 青花魚藻凸花牡丹菱口大盤

A unique and highly important moulded blue and white barbed 'fish' charger, 

Yuan dynasty

元 青花魚藻凸花牡丹菱口大盤


fluently painted in cobalt of an inky-blue tone, the central well brilliantly adorned with a single carp swimming amidst swirling eelgrass and other aquatic plants, enclosed within a broad band on the cavetto accentuated by eight peony blooms depicted in full-frontal and profile views, borne on a continuous foliate branch with leaves naturalistically detailed with veins, all outlined and set against a background of concentric rings resembling cresting waves, the everted barbed rim uniquely moulded with a continuous lingzhi scroll on a contrasting solid blue ground, the exterior decorated with a frieze enclosing a lotus scroll, the unglazed base burnt orange


47.8 cm

The charger is in overall very good condition for its size and age. There is a small area near the fish's tail at the well which has been overpainted to conceal the original firing line visible from the back. There are a few tiny glaze-pulls on the moulded cavetto visible in the catalogue image, and slight occasional minor frits to the edge of the rim typical to the period.


整體品相良好。盤中心近魚尾一小處有補釉以遮蓋盤底一條細小窰裂。盤内模印牡丹紋上有幾處細小縮釉(圖錄照片可見),口沿正常輕微磨痕,足有一處常見窰磕。


"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 New York, 9th September 1987, lot 256 and cover.

Eskenazi Ltd, London.

Collection of T.T. Tsui, Jingguantang Collection, Hong Kong.

Christie’s Hong Kong, 29th April 2002, lot 607.


紐約蘇富比1987年9月9日,編號256及封面

埃斯卡納齊,倫敦

徐展堂(靜觀堂)收藏,香港

香港佳士得2002年4月29日,編號607

Sotheby’s Art at Auction 1987-1988, London, 1988, p. 258.

Splendour of Ancient Chinese Art. Selections from the Collections of T.T. Tsui Galleries of Chinese Art Worldwide, Hong Kong, 1996, pl. 48.

John Carswell, Blue & White. Chinese Porcelain Around the World, London, 2000, pl. 5.

Giuseppe Eskenazi in collaboration with Hajni Elias, A Dealer’s Hand. The Chinese Art World Through the Eyes of Giuseppe Eskenazi, London, 2012; Chinese version, Shanghai, 2015, reprint, 2017, fig. 78.

Regina Krahl, Early Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain. The Mingzhitang Collection of Sir Joseph Hotung, Hong Kong, 2022, no. 9.


《Sotheby’s Art at Auction 1987-1988》,倫敦,1988年,頁258

《海內外徐展堂中國藝術館藏品選萃》,香港,1996年,圖版48

John Carswell,《Blue & White. Chinese Porcelain Around the World》,倫敦,2000年,圖版5

埃斯卡納齊,薛好佩整理,《中國藝術品經眼錄:埃斯卡納齊的回憶》,倫敦,2012年,中譯版,上海,2015年,2017年再版,圖78

康蕊君,《Early Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain. The Mingzhitang Collection of Sir Joseph Hotung》,香港,2022年,編號9

The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1990s.


徐氏藝術館,香港,1990年代