A rare blue and white 'dragons and lotus' stem bowl Yongzheng seal mark and of the period

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A rare blue and white 'dragons and lotus' stem bowl
Yongzheng seal mark and of the period

Sold for HK$ 187,500 (US$ 23,955) inc. premium
A rare blue and white 'dragons and lotus' stem bowl
Yongzheng seal mark and of the period
Well potted with deep everted round sides supported on a ribbed and slightly splayed stem foot, vividly painted around the exterior with two writhing five-clawed dragons striding amidst large lotus heads borne on continuous scrollwork, the foot decorated on the raised rib with the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems', baijxiang, between a classic scroll and stylised blossoming flowers, the base with the six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. 18.2cm (7 1/8in) diam.

Footnotes

  • 清雍正 青花穿花龍紋高足碗
    青花「大清雍正年製」篆書款

    The present stem bowl is rare in form and design. Compare a closely related blue and white 'dragon and lotus' stem bowl in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Palace Museum Collection of Blue and White Porcelain From Yongzheng Period of Qing Dynasty, Beijing, 2014, p.66, no.25

    See also two other related stem bowls of similar form and decorated primarily with the Eight Buddhist Emblems in various colour schemes (but without dragon and lotus scroll), Yongzheng seal marks and period: the first, a green glazed example, which was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 30 May 2006, lot 1361; and the second, a white glazed one, which was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 3 June 2015, lot 3243.

    碗敞口,弧腹,高足,腹部外壁飾雙龍穿花紋,襯以卷草紋,足牆繪八吉祥及如意雲頭紋,層次分明,青花發色艷麗,為雍正一朝官窯同類器中少見品。

    雍正一朝之繪穿花龍紋之高足碗為極稀有品類,存世較少見,見北京故宮博物院藏一件同樣的清雍正青花高足碗,著錄於《故宮博物院藏清雍正青花瓷器》,北京,2014年,頁66,編號25。另見兩例清雍正高足碗,一件施青釉,售於香港佳士得,2006年5月30日,拍品1361,另一間施白釉,售於香港佳士得,2015年6月3日,拍品3243。
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A rare blue and white 'dragons and lotus' stem bowl Yongzheng seal mark and of the period
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