A rare pair of wucai 'fish' dishes Kangxi
Lot 329
A rare pair of wucai 'fish' dishes Kangxi
Sold for £25,200 (US$ 40,928) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare pair of wucai 'fish' dishes Kangxi
The Property of a Lady
A rare pair of wucai 'fish' dishes
Kangxi
Each with shallow rounded sides, the central medallion decorated with two iron-red carp amidst aquatic plants, one swimming and the other leaping in a lotus pond, the cavetto with five further carp swimming amidst waterweeds and flowers, repeated on the underside, each with an apocryphal Jiajing six-character mark.
20.9cm (8¼in) diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: an English private collection

    Wucai dishes with this decoration are rare. This design is seen on Jiajing period dishes and vases. Compare a Jiajing mark and of the period blue and white dish, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red (II), Hong Kong, 2000, pl.128. See also a wucai 'fish' jar, Jiajing mark and of the period, from the Palmer collection, sold in these rooms on 14 May 2009, lot 54.

    Kangxi dishes of this design bear either six-character Kangxi marks, 'zai chuan zhi le' (Discovering joy in the river) marks, or the apocryphal Jiajing six-character mark as on the present lot. A similar pair with apocryphal Jiajing marks was sold at Christie's Hong Kong on 27 May 2008, lot 1758.
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Similar Items