• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1374

    A PAIR OF MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE CONICAL BOWLS

    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE CONICAL BOWLS
    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
    Each with widely flared sides rising to the lobed rim, the interior painted with a central medallion of a fruiting and flowering peach branch below six flowers in the well and a narrow band of flower sprigs at the rim, the exterior with an upper register of six different fruiting and flowering branches above a lower register of six different flowers, with a band of classic scroll encircling the foot, with apocryphal Xuande mark on the base
    8¾ in. (22.4 cm.) diam. (2)


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    A Kangxi-marked bowl of this unusual pattern, although of slightly larger size (23 cm.), is illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art; Chinese Ceramics IV; Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1995, no. 51. For the fifteenth century prototype, see d'Argencé, Chinese Ceramics in the Avery Brundage Collection, San Francisco, 1967, pl. L1(C).

    Provenance

    Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.