A very rare 'Imperial yellow' bowl and cover Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period
Lot 221*
A very rare yellow-glazed bowl and cover Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period
Sold for £67,200 (US$ 105,154) inc. premium

Lot Details
A very rare 'Imperial yellow' bowl and cover Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period
A very rare yellow-glazed bowl and cover
Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period
Finely and crisply incised around the exterior of the deep U-shaped body under the flaring rim with a wide band of two five-clawed dragons amidst fire and cloud scrolls in pursuit of flaming pearls, all above two relief-moulded ribs and an incised band of stylised foaming waves and rocks above the short straight foot, the domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a crisply-moulded reticulated seated phoenix finial, the exterior all covered with an even pale egg-yolk-yellow glaze, the interior and base glazed white with pairs of underglaze-blue lines at each rim, box.
17.5cm (6⅞in) diam. (3).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: William B.Gruber, sold at Christie's New York, 6 May 1980, lot 211
    Anthony du Boulay no.P207, sold in these Rooms 10 November 2003, lot 87

    Exhibited: Oriental Ceramic Society, Golden Jubilee Exhibition, 1971, Catalogue no.244, pl.168
    Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Iron in the Fire, 1988
    The London Asian Art Fair, Porcelain for Emperors, June 2003, Catalogue no.38

    For a Yongzheng mark and period covered bowl of exactly the same shape, but with doucai decoration, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours,, Hong Kong, 1999, no.222
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