A fine famille-rose ‘Butterfly and Flower’ dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 237,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s.
the shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the interior decorated in vibrant enamels with two fluttering butterflies in the centre, surrounded by four various floral sprigs, including chrysanthemum and aster blossoms; 15 cm., 5 7/8 in.
PROVENANCE: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 8th April 1992, lot 181.
Notes: Yongzheng dish with related decoration, but centred by a flower spray, is illustrated in Beatrice Jansen, Chinese Ceramiek: Catalogus van de verzameling in het Haags Gemeentemuseum, Lochem, 1976, no. 325.
Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong | 08 oct. 2014, 03:00 PM