A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
Lot 90
A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
Sold for £49,250 (US$ 76,514) inc. premium

Lot Details
A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl
Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
The exterior vividly painted and enamelled with one spinach-green and one coral-red five-clawed dragon in mutual pursuit divided by descending phoenix, the interior with a coiled central dragon grasping at a flaming pearl.
10.4cm (4 1/8in) diam.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Sotheby's London, 5 December 1995, lot 304
    The Inder Rieden Collection

    Compare a very similar bowl illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, Hong Kong, 1999, vol.38, no.135; another slightly larger example is illustrated in Treasures in the Royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p.86.

    A pair of bowls similarly decorated to the present lot was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 31 May 2010, lot 1869.
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