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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 218

    A BLUE AND WHITE OGEE-FORM 'DRAGON' BOWL

    UNDERGLAZE BLUE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)

    Price Realised  

    A BLUE AND WHITE OGEE-FORM 'DRAGON' BOWL
    UNDERGLAZE BLUE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)
    Painted around the exterior with two striding five-clawed dragons amongst clouds, the interior with a writhing dragon within a medallion
    6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam.


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    Compare a similar Qianlong bowl of this design in the Roemer Museum, Hildesheim and illustrated in Ulrich Wiesner, Chinesisches Porzellan, Mainz and Rhein, 1981, pl.47.
    Bowls of this type and design can be found throughout the Qing dynasty with different reign marks.
    Two similar examples were sold in Sotheby's London, 13 November 2002, lots 125 and 126.

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