• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 441

    AN IRON-RED-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE BOWL

    QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    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.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND