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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1703

    A FINE WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL

    Price Realised  

    A FINE WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL
    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

    The exterior is enamelled with striding red and green dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' amidst floral sprays, divided by two descending phoenixes, all beneath a narrow band with the bajixiang interspersed with ruyi-heads, the interior central medallion is decorated with an iron-red dragon and 'flaming pearl' amid green flame bursts
    6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam., box


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    Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 27 April 1993, lot 199.

    A bowl of this pattern with a Qianlong sealmark in the Qing Court Collection is illustrated in Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, the Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 1999, vol. 38, p.148

    A pair of similar bowls was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 May, 2007, lot 1502.