PROVENANCE The Meiyintang Collection EXHIBITION Pure and Natural: Special EXHIBITION of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, Beijing, 2018 LITERATURE Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 2, London, 1994-2010, p.174, no.815
The dish is potted with the sides finely moulded with forty-four fluted petals radiating from a slightly recessed flat centre to form a foliate rim. It is supported on a straight foot of conforming shape and is covered overall in a pale brown glaze. The base is left white with a six-character Qianlong seal mark. A Yongzheng-marked dish of this rare form, but covered with a lemon-yellow glaze, is illustrated in The Baur Collection, Geneva, 1999, vol. 2, p. 222, no. 327. See, also, a pink-glazed pair of the same form with Yongzheng marks from the Ranney School, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, sold at Christie’s New York, 2 June 1989, lot 206.