• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 627

    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. (2)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    A pair of bowls of this pattern was included in the exhibition, The Wonder's of the Potter's Palette, Qing Ceramics from the Collection of the Hong Kong Musuem of Art, Hong Kong, 1984, no. 100; and a single example from the Simon Kwan Collection was included in the exhibition, Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, no. 44.

    See, also, the pair of bowls sold in these rooms, 21 September 2000, lot 353.

    Provenance

    Acquired 1920-1948.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN OLD NEW YORK COLLECTION