• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 356

    A RARE ANHUA-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE BOWL

    WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1620)

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    A RARE ANHUA-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE BOWL
    WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1620)
    With wide flaring sides, the exterior incised with a pair of five-clawed dragons striding in pursuit of flaming pearls against a ground of waves painted in vivid underglaze blue, all above a narrow band of classic scroll encircling the foot
    7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam., wood stand and box


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    A virtually identical Wanli-marked blue and white bowl in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, is illustrated in Blue-and-white Ware of the Ming Dynasty, Book VI, Hong Kong, 1963, pp. 62-3, pl. 17.

    Provenance

    Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST COLLECTION