• 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 1396

    A PAIR OF WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWLS

    DAOGUANG SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Christie's, Hong Kong, 30 October 1995, lot 726.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private Japanese Collection


    Exhibited

    Oriental Ceramic Society, June-July 1968, no. 119 (one of the pair).