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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 200

    A PAIR OF FINE BLUE AND WHITE BOWLS

    UNDERGLAZE BLUE KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FINE BLUE AND WHITE BOWLS
    UNDERGLAZE BLUE KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
    With deep rounded sides raised on tall straight feet, each painted to the exterior with scrolling hibiscus, qiukui, above a band of lappets at the foot, the interiors with a central medallion containing a further floral spray
    5¼ in. (13 cm.) diam. (2)


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    Compare with another Qing dynasty bowl of this pattern from the Percival David Foundation collection with a Kangxi mark, illustrated by R. Scott, For the Imperial Court, no. 39, p. 108, where the author mentions that the yellow hibiscus (qiukui) had been a popular subject with artists since the Song period.

    This pattern is inspired by the palace bowls made during the Chenghua reign, 1465-87. For an example of the Ming dynasty Chenghua prototype with this design, see the bowl exhibited at the O. C. S. Exhibition of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain, 1953, Catalogue, no. 101.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Sotheby's Hong Kong, 20th May 1987, lot 458


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN EAST ASIAN COLLECTOR (LOTS 200-212)