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    Sale 7431

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 172

    A FINE BLUE AND WHITE DECAGONAL BOWL

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

    Price Realised  

    A FINE BLUE AND WHITE DECAGONAL BOWL
    UNDERGLAZE BLUE KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
    The finely potted bowl decorated with a circular medallion in each panel with an Imperial five-clawed dragon amongst cloud scrolls, the interior similarly decorated within a double circle, the rim and base with double lines
    7¾ in. (19.6 cm.) diam.


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    An identical bowl from The Fuller Collection was sold in these Rooms, 28 & 29 June 1965, lot 128.

    The form and decoration of the current bowl are derived from early Ming prototypes, two hollycock shaped basins from the Xuande period are illustrated in Catalogue of the Special Exhibition of Selected Hsüan-te Imperial Porcelains of the Ming Dynasty, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1998, pl. 181-182.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN