26 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 43,750
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A PAIR OF WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWLS
DAOGUANG SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
Each well painted with iron-red and green dragons racing amidst flower stems in pursuit of flaming pearls and separated by downward-swooping phoenixes below a narrow band of conjoined bajixiang and ruyi heads, with an iron-red dragon leaping amidst green flames in the interior
6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam., box (2)
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Christie's, Hong Kong, 30 October 1995, lot 726.
Property from a Private Japanese Collection
Oriental Ceramic Society, June-July 1968, no. 119 (one of the pair).
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