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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 579

    A JUNYAO TRIPOD 'NARCISSUS' BOWL

    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

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    A JUNYAO TRIPOD 'NARCISSUS' BOWL
    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
    Made in imitation of Yuan/early Ming dynasty prototypes, the bulbous bowl supported on three ruyi feet, the sides decorated with two rows of evenly spaced 'drum-nail' bosses, the exterior covered with a mottled and streaked glaze of milky blue and reddish-purple color thinning to olive-brown on the raised areas, the interior covered with a milky blue-green glaze, the base covered with an olive-toned glaze surrounding a ring of circular spur marks, inscribed on the back of one foot with the numeral si, 'four'
    8¾ in. (22.2 cm.), box


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890 - 1920s, thence by descent within the family.