September 24, 2017, 11AM PDT
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Lot 112
Rare and beautifully detailed, Imperial Chinese famille rose enameled porcelain dish; of foliate shape raised on four conforming feet, with scalloped gilt rim; the center with imperial poem written in coral red, and dated early winter of 1797; bordered by bands of scrolling floral designs on a yellow ground, with gilt detailing; Jiaqing mark and of the period;

Poem translation by Stephen W. Bushell, in Oriental Ceramic Art, London, 1981, p. 239, as follows:

Finest tribute tea of the first picking
And a bright full moon prompt a line of verse.
A lively fire glows in the bamboo stove.
The water is boiling in the stone griddle,
Small bubbles rise like ears of fish or crab.
Of rare Ch'i-ch'iang tea, rolled in tony balls.
One cup is enough to lighten the heart,
And dissipate the early winter chill.
; L: 6 1/4"
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