A white-glazed incised 'floral' bowl Yongle
Lot 278
A white-glazed incised 'floral' bowl Yongle
Sold for HK$ 524,000 (US$ 67,574) inc. premium
Lot Details
A white-glazed incised 'floral' bowl
Yongle
The wide body rising from a recessed circular foot, the interior moulded with subtle vertical ribs imitating floral petals, the exterior lightly incised with anhua floral scrolls all around beneath a band of keyfret scroll at the rim.
20.8cm diam.

Footnotes

  • 明永樂 甜白釉暗刻菊瓣纏枝菊紋雞心盌

    Provenance 來源:
    Christie's London, 7 November 2008, lot 216

    White-glazed porcelains were produced for Buddhist ritual use at the Yongle court. As Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt expounds in Ming Porcelain, London, 1978, p. 79, white monochromes are 'glories of the period. The technical perfection is unsurpassed, with a body so pure and fine, so perfectly translucent – the rims often seem as though they consist only of glaze – that they are described as 'bodiless' (t'o t'ai). The finely incised design is visible only against the light.'
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