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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 553

    A PAIR OF DOUCAI BOWLS

    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

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    A PAIR OF DOUCAI BOWLS
    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
    Each with rounded sides, painted on the exterior with an immortal holding a ruyi sceptre standing on a promontory facing a stag standing on an island as five iron-red bats swoop above, with vapor issuing from a double gourd carried by a boy standing behind the immortal while another boy carries a large peach and a third a bundle of scrolls, all in a landscape with a crane above, with a fruiting and flowering peach branch in the center of the interior
    5¾ in. (14.7 cm.) diam. (2)


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    Provenance

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