• Lot 66

    A pair of small Ming style iron-red and blue and white bowls


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    A pair of small Ming style iron-red and blue and white bowls
    Kangxi six character mark and of the period
    Of kinrande type, with deep rounded sides, the interior painted in underglaze blue with a central roundel of a duck in a lotus pond below a diaper border at the rim, the exterior covered in a rich iron-red overglaze
    11.4 cm. diam., wood stands (2)

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    A very similar Kangxi-marked bowl is illustrated in The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p. 51.
    This bowl is a continuation of an earlier Ming dynasty type, such as the bowl with underglaze blue, overglaze red and kinrande decoration, dated c. 1540-90, illustrated by J. Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, p. 246, no. 9:67.

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