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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 173

    A PAIR OF SMALL RARE WUCAI BOWLS

    WANLI UNDERGLAZE BLUE SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES, 18TH CENTURY

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    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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