An engraved famille verte bowl Kangxi mark and of the period
Lot 76
An engraved famille verte bowl Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
Sold for £102,050 (US$ 166,757) inc. premium

Lot Details
An engraved famille verte bowl Kangxi mark and of the period
An engraved famille verte bowl
Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
The rounded sides delicately incised with two five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of flaming pearls, the design cleverly concealed beneath enamelling in green, lime, yellow, aubergine and black of blossoming branches over the dragons and a single butterfly over each flaming pearl, the interior glazed white.
14.8cm (9¾in) diam.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Christie's London, 8 November 2005, lot 169
    The Inder Rieden Collection

    The double decoration on this present bowl is unusual and is only found on bowls or dishes of this particular design. Similar bowls are in important museum and private collections. See a pair in the British Museum, illustrated by S.Vainker in Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, London, 2005, pl.154; another pair in the Victoria & Albert Museum, illustrated by Gulland in Chinese Porcelain, London, Vol.I, nos.360 and 361; the pair illustrated by R.L.Hobson, The George Eumorfopoulos Collection, Vol.5, London, 1927, pl.XXXVIII, no.E200; by R.Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol.II, London, 1994, no.889; and another example in Chinese Porcelain: The S.C.Ko Tianminlou Collection, Hong Kong, 1987. vol.I, no.81.
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