• 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 1398

    A RARE PAIR OF WUCAI 'FISH' BOWLS

    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE PAIR OF WUCAI 'FISH' BOWLS
    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
    Each with deep sides rising to a flared rim, painted on the exterior with four different fish swimming amidst water weeds and with an iron-red fish on the interior
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam., wood stands (2)


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    Compare the bowl of comparable size and shape also decorated with similar types of fish illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, 1998, no. 117. The Shanghai bowl has four fish on the exterior, but without the water weeds, and four fish on the walls of the interior above an iron-red carp in the center, which is very similar to that in the center of the present bowls.

    Provenance

    Acquired from Earl and Irene Morse in 1972.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY