A pair of iron-red and grisaille-enamelled bowls Kangxi six-character marks and of the period
Lot 89
A fine pair of iron-red and grisaille-enamelled bowls Kangxi six-character marks and of the period
Sold for £361,250 (US$ 606,833) inc. premium
Auction Details
A pair of iron-red and grisaille-enamelled bowls Kangxi six-character marks and of the period A pair of iron-red and grisaille-enamelled bowls Kangxi six-character marks and of the period
Lot Details
A fine pair of iron-red and grisaille-enamelled bowls
Kangxi six-character marks and of the period
The thinly potted steep sides rising to a flaring rim and enamelled on the exterior with a continuous band of various Immortals, Shoulao, attendants, musicians and a demon, accompanied by a crane, a qilin and five small bats.
14.5cm (5¾in) diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Christie's London, 16 December 1996, lot 9
    The Inder Rieden Collection

    Compare a similar bowl but slightly larger with different depictions of the Immortals and double blue lines at the foot and rim, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, Hong Kong, 1999, vol.38, no.118; and another example included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition Iron in the Fire, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1988, Catalogue no.79 .

    Another iron-red and grisaille bowl similarly decorated with the Immortals was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28 November 2006, lot 1534.
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