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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1

    A MASSIVE BLUE AND WHITE 'PEACOCK' CHARGER

    KANGXI PERIOD

    Price Realised  

    A MASSIVE BLUE AND WHITE 'PEACOCK' CHARGER
    KANGXI PERIOD
    On the wide rim four large peacocks standing amidst chrysanthemum vine, on the back ribbon-tied symbols around the rim with a large underglaze blue sacred fungus mark in the center
    21¾ in. (55.2 cm.) diameter


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    Massive chargers in this classic pattern were a favorite of Chinese porcelain collectors worldwide. Examples from the royal collection at Dresden sold Christie's London, 19 May 2005; others are in James Whistler's famed Peacock Room, now at the Freer Gallery, Washington DC; another, also with fungus mark, in the Topkapi Saray is illustrated by Krahl and Ayers in the Catalogue of Chinese Ceramics, Vol. III, pl. 2300.

    Pre-Lot Text

    CHINESE EXPORT ART
    AUCTION AT 10 AM PRECISELY
    (LOTS 1-202)