15 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 74,500
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
AN IRON-RED-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE BOWL
QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
With rounded flaring sides, the exterior finely painted in blue with various mythical creatures reserved against a ground of froth-capped iron-red waves, between a band of key fret at the rim and a dentil band encircling the foot, the center of the interior with a winged dragon leaping against a similar wave ground
8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam.
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An identical bowl is in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, and was included in the exhibition Capolavori Dalla Città: Qianlong e La Sua Corte, Museo del Corso, Rome, 20 November 2007 - 20 March 2008, p. 118, no. 53.
PROPERTY OF THE WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND