PROVENANCE 1. Eskenazi Ltd, London 2. The Meiyintang Collection EXHIBITION 1. A Selection of Ming and Qing Porcelain, Eskenazi, London, 2004 2. 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. 4(2), London, 1994-2010, p.392, no.1831 2. A Selection of Ming and Qing Porcelain, Eskenazi, London, 2004, no.12 3. Pure and Natural: Special EXHIBITION of Ming and Qing Monochrome Porcelains, Poly Art Museum, Beijing, 2018, p.294, no.114
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 an even glossy and opaque coffee-brown glaze. The base is left white with a six-character Yongzheng mark within a double circle. Other similar Yongzheng cafe-au-lait glazed dishes are published, one in the Capital Museum, Beijing, illustrated by Xiong Liao, Beauty of Ceramics: Gems of the Official Kilns, Taipei, 1993, pl. 153; one included in the Min Chiu Society EXHIBITION, Monochrome Ceramics of Ming and Ch’ing Dynasties, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1977, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 95; and one with a pale cafe-au-lait enamel in the Percival David Foundation, illustrated in the Catalogue, Section 6, no. B597.