A small green and aubergine 'dragon' bowl Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
Lot 343
A small green and aubergine-glazed 'dragon' bowl Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
£6,000 - 10,000
US$ 7,900 - 13,000

Lot Details
A small green and aubergine 'dragon' bowl Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
A small green and aubergine-glazed 'dragon' bowl
Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
Thinly potted with a flaring rim, the exterior incised and enamelled with two aubergine five-clawed dragons amidst clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls, above rocks projecting from breaking waves on an emerald-green ground, the interior white.
10.3cm (4 1/8in) diam.

Footnotes

  • Bowls of this green and aubergine 'dragon' design are known with the reign mark either written in three or two line format. Compare two similarly decorated bowls, Kangxi marks and of the period, from the Helen and Peter Lin Collection, illustrated by L.A.Cort and J.Stuart in the Min Chiu Society exhibition catalogue Joined Colors: Decoration and Meaning in Chinese Porcelain, Washington D.C. and Hong Kong, 1993, pls.19 and 20.

    A similar example was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, on 30 November 2011, lot 3117.
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