A pair of brilliantly enamelled doucai 'chicken' bowls Kangxi
Lot 240
A pair of brilliantly enamelled doucai 'chicken' bowls Kangxi
Sold for HK$ 1,160,000 (US$ 149,592) inc. premium
Lot Details
A pair of brilliantly enamelled doucai 'chicken' bowls
Each of gently rounded form rising from a recessed base to a slightly everted rim, brilliantly enamelled with a continuous scene of two groups of cockerels leading the group, two chicks fighting over a worm, a mother hen biting on an insect to feed her offsprings, within rockworks issuing flowering plants and shrubs, all finely enamelled and outlined in underglaze blue, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark within a double square.
Each: 9.9cm diam. (2).


  • 清康熙 鬥彩雞缸杯一對 青花雙框「大明成化年製」楷書款

    Provenance 來源:
    Christie's London, 8 June 1987, lot 44
    Collection of S. Weinberg (affixed labels)

    The Kangxi period saw the production of doucai porcelain bowls closely following the famous Chenghua prototype. Some are inscribed with Kangxi reign marks; others, such as the current pair, are inscribed with apocryphal Chenghua marks. For an individual bowl with apocryphal Chenghua mark, attributed to Kangxi, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours. The Complete Collection of Treasuress of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2009, pg. 231, no. 212 (fig.1).
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