A fine Imperial yellow bowl. Zhengde mark and period. photo Sotheby's.
the rounded sides rising from an inclined foot to a flared rim, covered overall with an even deep yellow glaze, the base with a transparent glaze of bluish tinge; 18.2cm, 7 1/8 in. Estimate 60,000—80,000 GBP. Lot Sold 79,250 GBP
PROVENANCE; Collection of Thomas English Cody (1889-1948), the great nephew of 'Buffalo Bill' Cody.
NOTE: A closely related example in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, is published in the Monochrome Ware of the Ming Dynasty, vol. 2, Hong Kong, 1968, p. 123, pls 4 and 4a; another is illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, vol. 2, London, 1986, pl. 775; and two bowls from the Edward T. Chow collection were sold in our Hong Kong rooms, the first, 25th November 1980, lot 53, and again at Christie's Hong Kong, 28th October 2002, lot 685, and the second, 19th May 1981, lot 456, and again in our Hong Kong rooms, 17th May 1988, lot 4.
An Imperial yellow saucer dish. Zhengde mark and period. photo Sotheby's.
the rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, covered overall in a rich egg-yolk yellow glaze, the base glazed white; 15.5cm., 6 1/8 in. Estimate 6,000—8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 49,250 GBP
An Imperial yellow dish. Zhengde mark and period. photo Sotheby's.
the low rounded sides rising from a wedge-shaped foot to an everted rim, applied overall with a translucent glaze of rich egg-yolk colour leaving the slightly convex base in white; 20.5cm., 8 1/8 in. Estimate 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 9,375 GBP
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 10 Nov 10. London www.sothebys.com