15 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 74,500
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
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.
Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.
PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST COLLECTION