A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (2)

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Lot 26
A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl
Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

HK$ 700,000 - 900,000
US$ 90,000 - 120,000
A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl
Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period
With deep rounded sides flaring to a lipped rim, painted in cobalt blue on the exterior with two five-clawed dragons in mid-flight amidst flaming clouds, divided by two lingzhi bearing the characters shou and fu above a band of lotus petals, the interior further decorated with a circular medallion featuring a writhing dragon, all reserved above a rich egg-yolk yellow ground, fitted box.
18.5cm (7 1/4in) diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • 清雍正 黃地青花靈芝福壽龍紋碗 青花「大清雍正年製」楷書款

    Provenance 來源:
    A Japanese private collection, by repute

    傳日本私人收藏

    The present bowl is in direct continuation of similar bowls made during the Kangxi period and the rarity of Yongzheng period bowls of this type suggests it was made early in the period.

    Compare a very similar bowl, Kangxi mark and period, in the Nanjing museum, illustrated in Treasures in the Royalty, The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, no.71.

    A pair of very similar bowls, Yongzheng marks and period, was sold at Christie's London, 12 July 2005, lot 155.

    敞口,斜腹,圈足,外壁飾黃地青花趕珠龍紋,龍紋之間飾靈芝分別托「福」、「壽」兩字,碗內壁施白釉,碗心飾五爪龍紋。

    黃地青花製作工藝是先燒白地青花,後於白釉處施黃彩,再入窯爐以低溫燒成。此靈芝福壽龍紋並施黃釉者多始見於康熙一朝官窯瓷器,而雍正之例則極為罕見。康熙一例,見南京博物院藏,著錄於《宮廷珍藏中國清代官窯瓷器》,2003年,圖71。參看倫敦佳士得曾售出一對黃地青花靈芝福壽龍紋碗,同樣帶有雍正款,2005年7月12日,編號155。

    明、清朝廷對黃釉瓷在正式的埸合的用法,都有明確的規定,據《國朝官史》卷十七「經費一」中記載,當時還規定了從皇后到宮女們所用碗、盤的色澤及數量。黃釉色澤方面,規定全黃釉僅限皇太后及皇后使用;而皇妃則可以使用外黃釉裡白釉。
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A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (2)
A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (2)
A rare yellow-ground blue and white 'dragon' bowl Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (2)
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