• Lot 1585

    A FINE PAIR OF SMALL DOUCAI 'HUNDRED BATS' BOWLS

    Price Realised  

    A FINE PAIR OF SMALL DOUCAI 'HUNDRED BATS' BOWLS
    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

    Each with thinly potted rounded sides, finely painted on the exterior with twelve bats picked out in shades of iron-red, in flight amidst scrolling clouds, picked out in delicate shades of blue, aubergine, yellow and iron-red, all within single-line borders in underglaze blue
    3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) diam., box
    (2)


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    Previously sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 April 2002, lot 619.

    Compare the near identical pair of bowls from the Paul and Helen Bernat Collection, sold in Hong Kong, 15 November 1988, lot 1; and again at Christie's Hong Kong, 20 March 1990, lot 656. Another pair was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 April 1996, lot 757; while bowls of the same design but painted with iron-red bats amidst underglaze-blue clouds was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25 November 1980, lot 126, from the Edward T. Chow Collection.

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