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    Sale 5101

    Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    9 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 309

    A blue and white octagonal bowl, Kangxi (1662-1722)

    Price Realised  


    A blue and white octagonal bowl, Kangxi (1662-1722)
    the exterior painted with panels enclosing precious objects including archaistic ding and gu alternating with scenes of a scholar kneeling before a warrior with his sword raised high, a messenger before a lady reading a scroll, a scholar before an equestrian warrior and a mandarin kneeling before a ruler, the interior with a butterfly and peony spray growing amidst rockwork, the sides with alternating floral sprays of pink and pomegranate below a border with cartouches enclosing auspicious emblems reserved on a wan ground, underglaze blue lingzhi mark -- 8 9/16in. (21.7cm.) diam.

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