PROVENANCE The Meiyintang Collection EXHIBITION Pure and Natural: Special EXHIBITION of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, Beijing, 2018 LITERATURE 1. Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 2, London, 1994-2010, p.196, no.847 2. Pure and Natural: Special EXHIBITION of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, Beijing, 2018, p.286, no.110
The dish is delicately potted with shallow rounded sides and is exquisitely moulded in the form of forty-four slender fluted petals with pointed tips radiating from a slightly recessed flat centre simulating a chrysanthemum bloom. It is supported on a foot of corresponding form and covered overall with a rich, lustrous glaze of deep sapphire-blue tone. The base is inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Chrysanthemum dishes of this form were made in a wide range of colours during Yongzheng’s reign. See twelve Yongzheng dishes of this form, in twelve kinds of glazes including one in yellow glaze, illustrated in Kangxi. Yongzheng. Qianlong. Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1989, pl. 145.