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    Sale 7431

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 174

    A DOUCAI DISH

    UNDERGLAZE BLUE KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)

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    A DOUCAI DISH
    UNDERGLAZE BLUE KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
    With shallow rounded sides, the interior decorated with a central medallion of a crane enclosed in a peach superimposed on a shou character, below a ruyi band formed by conjoined tendrils expanding into vapor that frames alternating shou medallions and peach sprigs, the exterior with three vignettes of bamboo growing amidst rocks and lingzhi fungus
    8 in. (21 cm.) diam.


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    See a similar example, also Kangxi mark and period, formerly from the Grandidier Collection, now in the collection of the Musée Guimet, Paris, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 7, Tokyo, 1981, col. pl. 86. Another example, with Yongzheng mark and of the period, is illustrated in Gems of Chinese Art: Selections of Ceramics and Bronzes from the Tsui Art Foundation, Hong Kong, 1992, pl. 106.

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    Provenance

    Christie's New York, 30 March 2005, lot 408