3345. A Pair of Yellow-Ground Dishes

A Pair of Yellow-Ground Dishes, the interior scattered with gilt shou roundels divided by iron red and gilt bats and blue enamel wan, all on a lemon yellow ground, the exterior and base glazed white and with floral sprays, Tongzhi four-character mark inscribed to base in iron red and of the period (1862-1874), diameter 22 cm; minor wear
PROVENANCE: These yellow-ground porcelain objects where purchased in China in 1956, by a Swedish businessman who was conducting a business transaction with the Chinese government at the time.