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Lot 5052: A FAMILLE ROSE RUBY-BACK EGGSHELL 'CHICKEN' DISH
December 10, 2016
El Monte, CA, USALive Auction
Description: The interior is exquisitely decorated with the scene of two roosters setting upon rockwork next to large leafy peony blossoms to the background, all within a light green ground floral band beneath floral diaper band on the inverted rim interrupted by three irregular shaped roundels enclosing leafy finger citron sprigs, the reverse suffused with rich ruby red enamel. Qing Dynasty Yongzheng period.
Notes: Please refer to a related Yongzheng period famille rose ruby back eggshell dish, illustrated in G. C. Williamson ‘The Book of Famille Rose’, London, 1927, pl. 31.
Provenance: Acquired from Rare Art Inc. in 1984
Dimensions: Height: 1 3/8 in (3.5 cm) Diameter: 8 1/4 in (21 cm)