• Lot 190

    A pair of FINE GREEN AND YELLOW-ENAMELLED 'CRANE' BOWLS

    YONGZHENG SIX CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD

    Price Realised  

    A pair of FINE GREEN AND YELLOW-ENAMELLED 'CRANE' BOWLS
    Yongzheng six character mark and of the period
    The exterior finely incised with a row of eight cranes in flight, their bodies enamelled in white with details picked out in black, with a red crest on the head, interspersed by billowing clouds above crested waves and rockwork encircling the base, the details highlighted in bright green enamels reserved on a rich yellow ground, extending across to the interior, three very small chips and hairlines
    15 cm. diam. (2)


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    Compare with examples of this pattern and size, the first in the Baur collection illustrated by J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in The Baur Collection, vol. 2, Geneva, 2000, p. 83, no. 204 (A542); the second bowl in the Palace Museum is illustrated in Kangxi Yongzheng Qianlong, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 237, no. 66; a bowl, formerly in the Malcolm MacDonald and now in the Gulbenkian Museum of Oriental Art and Archaeology, University of Durham, is illustrated by Legeza, Catalogue, pl. CXXV, no. 332; from the Warre Collection illustrated by R. L. Hobson, The Later Ceramic Wares of China, pl. LIX, fig. 3; and the Victoria and Albert Museum collection, The Handbook to the W. G. Gulland Bequest of Chinese Porcelain, pl. VI (a).

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