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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 648

    A RARE ANHUA-DECORATED WHITE BOWL

    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)

    Price Realised  

    A RARE ANHUA-DECORATED WHITE BOWL
    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
    With deep rounded sides, the exterior incised under the glaze with two five-clawed scaly dragons pursuing flaming pearls
    6¼ in. (16.9 cm.) diam.


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    A very similar bowl is illustrated by J. Ayers in the Baur Collection, vol. III, Geneva, 1972, no. A408; one in the McElney Collection was included in the exhibition, Porcelain of High Qing, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1983, no. 32; and another included in the Min Chiu Society exhibition, Monochrome Ceramics, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1977, no. 134, was later sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 8 October 1990, lot 603.

    Provenance

    Stephen Junkunc, III.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION