• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 209

    A DOUCAI CONICAL BOWL

    YONGZHENG UNDERGLAZE BLUE SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-35)

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    A DOUCAI CONICAL BOWL
    YONGZHENG UNDERGLAZE BLUE SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-35)
    Brightly painted and enamelled with a green and a yellow five-clawed dragon chasing flaming pearls amidst cloud and flame scrolls, the rim with six small indentations, the base encircled by a band of breaking waves
    7½ in. (19.5 cm.) diam.


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    Compare with the pair of bowls with covers illustrated by Soame Jenyns, Later Chinese Porcelain, London, 1951, pl. XCIV, fig. 3, and sold in our New York Rooms, 28 June 1984, lot 448; an example exhibited in the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Köln, 1965, Kostbare Chinesische Keramik, catalogue no. 134a, colour plate XVII, and sold in these Rooms, 8 June 1987, lot 52; one in the Avery Brundage Collection, illustrated in the Catalogue, pl. LXXIII C; and another in the British Museum illustrated by R. L. Hobson, The Later Ceramic Wares of China, pl. LV, fig. 1.

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