An underglaze-blue and iron red 'sea creatures' bowl Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period
Lot 461
An underglaze-blue and iron red 'sea creatures' bowl Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period
Sold for HK$ 275,000 (US$ 35,457) inc. premium

Lot Details
An underglaze-blue and iron red 'sea creatures' bowl Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period An underglaze-blue and iron red 'sea creatures' bowl Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period An underglaze-blue and iron red 'sea creatures' bowl Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period
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An underglaze-blue and iron red 'sea creatures' bowl
Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period
Rising from a sturdy straight foot, the body of deep-rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior with a continuous scene of mythical sea creatures, featuring a winged dragon, a lion-like beast, a horse, a qilin, an elephant-like beast, two deer, a carp and a tortoise, all riding above turbulent iron red waves, between two different keyfret scrolls at the top and bottom, the interior with a central medallion of another winged dragon on wavy ground within double circles.
21.3cm wide.

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 青花珊瑚紅海獸魚濤紋碗 青花「大清乾隆年製」篆書款

    Compare an exactly identical bowl also with Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period, donated to the Art Gallery of Chinese University of Hong Kong by T.Y.Chao, see Qing Imperial Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Reigns, Hong Kong, 1995, no.82, collection no.75.29. Another similar example of the same size with a Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period is also in the Nanjing Museum collection, see Treasures in the Royalty. The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p.391. Also compare a related underglaze-blue and iron red dish with wavy ground design and a Kangxi six-character mark and of the period in the Palace Museum collection, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Miscellaneous Enamelled Porcelains. Plain Tricoloured Porcelains, Shanghai, 2009, p.188, no.149.
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