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5362 | Qongzheng period, Qing dynasty A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE ‘VAGRA’DISHES

A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE ‘VAGRA’DISHES

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Size: D11.2cm

Signed and dated: Qongzheng period, Qing dynasty

Estimate: No Reserve

Final Price: RMB 380,000


Yongzheng Six-Character Mark
PROVENANCE
· The Si Yue Tang Collection
· Sotheby’s Hongkong, November 1997, lot1450
REFERENCE
· The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, pp.173
· Blue and white Porcelain Authentication Beijing. 2012, pp303, pl324-1
· , He Li, 1996, pl591
The small dish has a shallow rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly flared rim, brightly decorated in shades of cobalt, the slightly recessed centre with a stylised mandala formed from a petalled medallion enclosing combed waves surrounded by billowing ribbons and three-pronged vajra pointing to the cardinal directions, all within a double-line border repeated inside the rim, the exterior with three rows of lança characters between blue double lines at the rim and foot, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within double circles in underglaze blue.