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A rare biscuit-enamelled sancai dish, Mark and period of Kangxi | 清康熙 白地素三彩暗龍瑞果紋盤 《大清康熙年製》款

A rare biscuit-enamelled sancai dish, Mark and period of Kangxi | 清康熙 白地素三彩暗龍瑞果紋盤 《大清康熙年製》款

A rare biscuit-enamelled sancai dish, Mark and period of Kangxi | 清康熙 白地素三彩暗龍瑞果紋盤 《大清康熙年製》款

A rare biscuit-enamelled sancai dish

Mark and period of Kangxi

清康熙 白地素三彩暗龍瑞果紋盤 《大清康熙年製》款


25 cm

The dish is in very good condition. There are minor firing imperfections, including an approx. 1.2 cm faint firing line to the interior.


整體品相良好。見窰燒瑕疵包括器內一處約1.2公分毛細窰線。


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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 24th/25th November 1987, lot 195.

The Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein Collection.

Christie's Hong Kong, 1st December 2010, lot 2963.


香港蘇富比1987年11月24/25日,編號195

舒思深伉儷收藏

香港佳士得2010年12月1日,編號2963

Qing Porcelain, Marchant, London, 2011, cat. no. 6.

Kangxi Famille Verte, Marchant, London, 2017, cat. no. 23 and back cover.


《Qing Porcelain》,馬錢特,倫敦,2011年,編號6

《Kangxi Famille Verte》,馬錢特,倫敦,2017年,編號23及封底

Superbly painted with auspicious fruits symbolising abundance of offspring, in an elegant palette of understated beauty, this dish belongs to one of the most representative and sought-after types of porcelain from the imperial kilns of the Kangxi Emperor. The type of dishes features a highly unusual decoration that required remarkable skill, technology and labour to manufacture. The dishes were first incised in body, both inside and outside, with fine designs of lively dragons and inscribed on the base with the imperial reign mark in cobalt blue. Only the bases were then covered with a clear transparent glaze, and the pieces submitted to a first firing at a high porcelain temperature. The biscuit-fired areas were then applied with a coating of opaque cream-coloured glaze, painted with fruiting branches in brown outlines and coloured washes and fired a second time at a lower enamel temperature.


Similar decoration can also be found on bowls, but due to the complicated and long manufacturing process, such dishes and bowls were produced in fairly small numbers. Yet they are represented in world-famous museums and private collections, for example, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Enamelled Ware of the Ch’ing Dynasty, vol. I, Hong Kong, 1969, pl. 8; in the Tokyo National Museum, included in Oriental Ceramics. The World's Great Collections, vol. 1, Tokyo, 1982, no. 158; in the Chang Foundation, Taipei, illustrated in James Spencer, Selected Chinese Ceramics from Han to Qing Dynasties, Taipei, 1990, pl. 120; and in the exhibition Splendour of the Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1992, cat. no. 144.


A similar dish from the British Rail Pension Fund, exhibited on loan at the Dallas Museum of Art 1985-1988, was sold in our London rooms, 6th April 1976, lot 163, and again, in these rooms, 16th May 1989, lot 70, and is illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 4, no. 1818, together with a matching bowl, vol. 2, no. 889. Another dish from the collection of Edward T. Chow was sold in these rooms, 25th November 1980, lot 156, and illustrated in The Leshantang Collection of Chinese Porcelain, Taipei, 2005, cat. no. 43. Further examples include one illustrated in the exhibition catalogue Ming and Ch’ing Porcelain from the Collection of the T.Y. Chao Family Foundation, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1978, cat. no. 40, and sold in these rooms, 19th May 1987, lot 302; and a pair sold in these rooms, 11th April 2008, lot 2918.


此盤繪吉祥瑞果,寓意多子多福,配色雅緻,突顯樸素低調之美,屬康熙御瓷典型,為世所慕。此類素三彩盤,紋飾獨特,技藝要求極高,難得佳器。匠人先於素胎盤內外暗刻龍紋,靈動逼真,並以鈷青書康熙年製款,僅器底施以透明釉,先經高溫窰燒,後於素燒區域塗奶白色不透明釉,以深棕繪折枝瑞果輪廓,填以各色彩料,再經二次低溫窰燒。


類似暗刻龍紋素三彩果紋,亦見於盌例,然因其燒製工序繁雜,且頗費時日,不論盌或盤,產量均甚少。世界知名博物館以及私人收藏中有數例,可資比較,例如台北故宮藏品,錄於《故宮藏瓷》,卷1,香港,1969年,圖版8;東京國立博物館藏例,載於《東洋陶磁大觀》,卷1,東京,1982年,編號158;台北鴻禧美術館可見一例,刊於史彬士,《中國歷代陶瓷選集》,台北,1990年,圖版120;且見一例,展於《清朝瑰寶》,香港藝術館,香港,1992年,編號144。


英國鐵路養老基金會舊藏一盤,與此相近,1985-88年間借展於達拉斯藝術博物館,先後售於倫敦蘇富比1976年4月6日,編號163,及香港蘇富比1989年5月16日,編號70,並錄於康蕊君,《玫茵堂中國陶瓷》,倫敦,1994-2010年,卷4,編號1818,同書錄有一盌,也可作例,卷2,編號889。另比較仇焱之舊藏盤,售於香港蘇富比1980年11月25日,編號165,刊於《樂山堂藏瓷》,台北,2005年,編號43。另見一器,展於《趙從衍家族基金會藏明清瓷器》,香港藝術館,香港,1978年,編號40,後售於香港蘇富比1987年5月19日,編號302。還有一對例,售於香港蘇富比2008年4月11日,編號2918。