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    Sale 12548

    The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    5 April 2016, Hong Kong

  • Lot 131

    A WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL

    GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL
    GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
    The bowl has deep, rounded sides flaring slightly to the rim, and the exterior is decorated with two phoenix descending between green and iron-red dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst flower sprigs, below a band of Buddhist Emblems alternating with ruyi heads joined by a blue line. The interior is decorated with a medallion of an iron-red dragon leaping in pursuit of a flaming pearl.
    5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Edward Hykes, who worked for Standard Oil in Shanghai in the late 19th century
    Ralph M. Chait Galleries


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN