Pair of Chinese imperial porcelain small yellow glazed thinly potted saucer dishes, each covered overall in an even yellow glaze extending to the base.

4 1/4 inches, 10.8 cm diameter.

The bases with six-character marks of Guangxu and of the period, 1875-1908.


Overall excellent condition, one saucer with a minuscule foot nibble.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in the collection of Henry Mazot (1882-1956), who lived and worked in Beijing from the 1920’s for the Bank of Indochina where he finished as Chairman. The family left Beijing in 1946 to move back to France, where they settled in Normandy. Most of the Chinese porcelain in the family collection was left in wooden trunks in the basement of their chateau from 1946 until Christmas 2015, when his granddaughter who inherited the home decided to finally open them.
  • Published by Marchant in their exhibition of Qing Porcelain from the Collections of Tang Shaoyi, Henry Mazot and Jeffrey Stamen, 2019, no. 27, pp. 68-69.
  • A similar Daoguang example and a Xuantong example are illustrated by Gunhild Avitabile in the exhibition catalogue of From the Dragon’s Treasure, Chinese Porcelain from the 19th and 20th centuries in the Weishaupt Collection, 1987, nos. 47 & 167, pp. 46 & 117.