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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 558

    AN UNUSUAL DOUCAI BOWL

    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

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    AN UNUSUAL DOUCAI BOWL
    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
    The upright sides sharply angled above the tapering ring foot and flaring towards the rim, the exterior painted above a double bow-string band with an underglaze blue rock surrounded by begonias, asters and millet on one side and another begonia plant flanked by butterflies and moths on the other side, with a band of peony scroll below, the reign mark in the center of the interior below a double line border at the rim
    6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam.


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    A similar bowl, also with Yongzheng mark and of the period, with its cover, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 38 - Wucai, Doucai, Beijing, 1999, no. 222.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890 - 1920s, thence by descent within the family.