INCISED LIME GREEN IMPERIAL SAUCER DISH
YONGZHENG MARK AND OF THE PERIOD
delicately carved in the central well with a Shou character surrounded by cloud scrolls and wave patterns, covered with a rich green glaze, the foot encircled by a wave border in relief, a six-character Yongzheng mark within a double ring in underglaze blue to the base
Estimate £ 10,000-15,000
The base bears four labels reading 'B. and V. Lake Collection 202', 'EP. Yungching', 'From The Antique Porcelain Co.Ltd' and 'ic6'.
Lime green dishes of the Yongzheng period are extremely rare. The thin and fine potting of the Yongzheng potter are especially pleasing presented in this hue, normally in small formats such as cups and small dishes.
For an identical dish, see Marchant, '90th Anniversary Exhibition of
Qing Porcelain from Private Collections', 7-22 May 2015, no. 28.
Two bowls of the same colour but with white interiors in the Percival David Foundation, can be found at the British Museum, nr. PDF,B.526 and B.525.
Sold for £46,250 (buyer's premium included)