A Chinese blue, white and copper red 'crab and fish' dish, Kangxi

This lot was sold on 2020-10-31 and is no longer available

Dia.: 34,5 cm

- Sotheby's, The Jie Rui Tang collection, New York, March 20, 2018, lot 381. (sold USD 68.750) (link)
- The aforementioned example, published in Marchant, 'Qing Porcelain from Three Private Collections', Oct. 2019.

- The collection of a Frenchman initialled R.S.P., named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. He was in Beijing from 1910 to 1918 where he assisted in the founding of the Banque de l'Indochine. He meticulously annotated his purchases. This particular piece was acquired in Beijing in March 1913. (see images 3, 4 and 5)

Condition: (UV-checked)
- Generally of very attractive appearance, executed in fine shades of blue and attractive copper red. The sound of the dish intact when tapped.
- A faintly visible ca. 5 cm hairline between 3 and 4 o'clock, showing over ca. 7 cm under UV-light, with another ca. 15 mm hairline showing under UV-light, extending diagonally upwards from the same point on the rim. The rim with a small touch-up, possibly covering a small superficial flake. Some overspraying visible under UV-light on the back, disguising the aforementioned hairline.
- On the underside of the rim, two negligible superficial 1-2 mm spots of roughness to the glaze, hardly worth mentioning.
- The surface with a few minor baking flaws and typical negligible minor superficial wear.

Price incl. premium: € 12.750