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PERIOD: 18th century

RUBY-BACK DISH YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD, WITH LATER ENAMELS measurements note diameter 8 1/4 in., 21 cm DESCRIPTION the gently rounded sides with everted rim, supported on a short tapering foot, the polished interior decorated with five evenly spaced roundels, each enclosing two butterflies of varying types with finely painted details, amid delicate floral sprays, the reverse applied with a mottled rose-pink enamel CATALOGUE NOTE It is interesting to note that there are traces of ghosting to the interior of the present dish, due to the fact that the original enameling to the interior appears to have been polished down and later re-enameled, most likely during the Republican period. Compare, for example, Yongzheng mark and period ruby-back dishes enameled to the interior with the more typical floral motif, such as one from the T.Y. Chao Collection, formerly in the Charles Russell and Barbara Hutton Collections, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 18th November 1986, lot 135.

PRIX: $35000