A fine pair of lemon-yellow enamelled saucer dishes, Marks and period of Yongzheng | 清雍正 檸檬黃釉小盤一對 《大清雍正年製》款
A fine pair of lemon-yellow enamelled saucer dishes
Marks and period of Yongzheng
清雍正 檸檬黃釉小盤一對 《大清雍正年製》款
The dishes are in very good condition.
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The J.M. Hu Family Collection
Sotheby's New York, 23rd September 1995, lot 429.
An Italian private collection, Turin.
Christie's Hong Kong, 1st June 2011, lot 3517.
Imperial Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong, S. Marchant & Son, London, 1996, cat. no. 21.
Important Chinese Porcelain from Private Collections, Marchant, London, 2012, cat. no. 33.
《Imperial Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong》，馬錢特，倫敦，1996年，編號21
《Important Chinese Porcelain from Private Collections》，馬錢特，倫敦，2012年，編號33
Deceptively simple in form and colour, lemon-yellow glazed vessels represent one of the most technically challenging porcelains to be produced. Monochrome wares of this type required absolute precision in potting, glazing and firing, as the smallest imperfection resulted in the destruction of the piece. Amongst all the different monochrome glazes, yellow is the only colour that has a direct imperial association. Although imperial yellow-glazed wares had been produced from the early Ming dynasty they were used exclusively for ritual ceremonies; thus lemon-yellow vessels provided the court with an alternative for daily use. The yellow glaze was derived from an antimoniate oxide and the lemon-yellow glaze was a Yongzheng innovation achieved when the antimoniate of iron was combined with tin oxide resulting in a dazzling translucent yellow hue.
See a similar pair from the Sir Percival David collection and now in the British Museum, London, published in the Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Ch'ing Monochrome in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, 1989, pls B543-4. Another example from the Paul and Helen Bernat Collection was sold in these rooms, 15th November 1988, lot 60.
相類檸檬黃盤，倫敦大英博物館大維德爵士舊藏有例，見《Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Ch'ing Monochrome in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art》，倫敦，1989年，圖版B543-4。保羅 · 伯納德伉儷珍藏也有例，1988年11月15日在香港蘇富比易手，編號60。