YONGZHENG MARK AND OF THE PERIOD 1723 – 1735 Imperial Chinese Porcelain
An Imperial Yongzheng Blue and White Porcelain Dish, Decorated with Scrolling Lotus and Five Lotus Flowers to the Center. The Base with a Yongzheng Six Character Mark and of the Period (1723-1735).
Condition: Damaged and old repairs ; a long chip to the front of the rim filled c.17 x 5 mm, another c.8 x 4 mm, a small chip c.4 x 2 mm with a short associated crack. Another very fine crack c.21 mm and a third very fine crack c.13 mm.
Size: Diameter : 15.6 cm (6 1/4 inches).
Provenance:Robert McPherson Antiques or R & G McPherson Antiques
The John Drew Collection of Chinese and Japanese Ceramics.
References:For a Yongzheng Mark and Period Dish of this Size and Pattern See : Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Furniture, Christie`s New York, June 1st 1990. Lot 258.
Another Yongzheng mark and period dish of this design and size and a further pair are illustrated in : Exhibition of Qing Mark and Period Blue and White Porcelain (S.Marchant & Son 1984) plate 20 and 21.
For the pair to this Imperial dish see our `Sold Items` number 18528.
The lotus is one of the most important symbols in the Chinese art. This Buddhist emblem is a symbol of purity, as the perfect flower grows out of muddy ponds without a stain. The words for lotus in Chinese has the same meaning as to bind, connect (in marriage). It is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism. It is the flower used to represent summer.