12 May 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A PAIR OF SMALL RARE WUCAI BOWLS
WANLI UNDERGLAZE BLUE SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES, 18TH CENTURY
Each with rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot, the exterior enamelled to depict an embassy of four gentlemen bearing tribute and following a deer cart containing further gifts in a landscape, the interior with an iron-red dragon surrounding a flaming pearl
3 3/8 in. (8.7 cm.) diam. (2)
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Compare a similar example in the Shanghai Museum, illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Ware from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1998, no. 177.
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