Refined gathering II—selection of marchant and Japanese collection of ming porcelain

5354 | Yongle period,(1403-1424 AD) A VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE‘LOTUS’PLATE

A VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE‘LOTUS’PLATE

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Size: D27.6cm

Signed and dated: Yongle period,(1403-1424 AD)

Estimate: No Reserve

Final Price: RMB 3,300,000

Published
•S.T. Yeo and Jean Martin,Chinese Blue and White Ceramics,p. 84,fig. 29
• Regina Krahl in Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection,vol. 2,no. 665
• Marchant in exhibition of Imperial Chinese Porcelain,Ceramics & Works of Art,2013,no.1,pp.4/5

PROVENANCE
• Formerly in the collection of a gentleman,
• Christie’s London,4th June 1973,Lot 106
• Purchased by Hugh Moss
• Formerly in the Meiyintang Collection
• Sotheby’s Hong Kong,4th April 2012,Lot 37
• The S Marchant & Son,no.M2923

A blue and white dish with steep rounded sides and lipped rim painted in the centre with a bouquet of tied lotus flowers,leaves,buds,arrow heads and a lotus pod,together with other water plants and grasses,encircled by three concentric rings,the cavetto with thirteen flowerheads on a continuous scrolling branch consisting of pairs of camellia,hibiscus,tree peony,rose,lotus and chrysanthemum and a single pomegranate flower,beneath a band of“classic7 scrolls at the rim,the exterior with a similar composite scrolling branch including a pair of narcissus,between a“classic’ scroll and a keyfret band,the unglazed smooth white biscuit base revealing traces of burnt orange in the firing.