A brown, yellow and green-enamelled anhua-decorated bowl Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
Lot 75
A brown, yellow and green-enamelled anhua-decorated bowl
Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
Sold for £20,000 (US$ 33,983) inc. premium
Auction Details
A brown, yellow and green-enamelled anhua-decorated bowl Kangxi six-character mark and of the period A brown, yellow and green-enamelled anhua-decorated bowl Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman 紳士藏品
A brown, yellow and green-enamelled anhua-decorated bowl
Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
The body enamelled with vivid groups of green, yellow and purple blossoms with butterflies, two five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl visible under the enamels. 16cm (6 1/4in) diam.

Footnotes

  • 清康熙 素三彩暗花龍紋牡丹碗 青花「大清康熙年製」楷書款

    Provenance: George Eumorfopoulos, no.862 (label)
    An English private collection

    Illustrated: R.L.Hobson, The Catalogue of the George Eumorfopoulos Collection of Chinese, Corean and Persian Pottery and Porcelain, London, 1927, Vol.V, pl.XXXVIII, no.E.200

    來源:英國著名尤默福普洛斯舊藏,編號862 (見標籤)
    英國私人收藏

    此拍品曾著錄於1927年倫敦出版R.L.Hobson著,《The Catalogue of the George Eumorfopoulos Collection of Chinese, Corean and Persian Pottery & Porcelain》,第5冊, 圖版XXXVIII,編號E.200。

    The double decoration seen on the present lot and the following lot 76, combining incised dragons under floral sprays depicted in bright enamels, is unusual and is only found on one size of bowl and saucer. However it is very pleasing to note the care with which the two apparently unrelated motifs are layered, with the dragons carefully concealed beneath the floral sprays and each incised pearl paired with an enamelled butterfly hovering above it.

    Similar bowls are in important museum and private collections. See for example a pair illustrated by S.Vainker, Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, London, 2005, pl.154; another pair in the Victoria & Albert Museum, illustrated by Gulland in Chinese Porcelain, London, Vol.I, nos. 360 and 361; another illustrated by R.Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol.II, London, 1994, no.889; and another example in Chinese Porcelain: The S.C.Ko Tianminlou Collection, Hong Kong, 1987, vol.I, no.81.

    A single bowl of this design from the Inder Rieden Collection, Kangxi mark and of the period, was sold in these rooms, 10 November 2011, lot 76.
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