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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1758

    AN UNUSUAL FAHUA SHALLOW GLOBULAR BOWL

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    AN UNUSUAL FAHUA SHALLOW GLOBULAR BOWL
    MING DYNASTY, LATE 15TH/EARLY 16TH CENTURY

    The rounded sides decorated to the exterior in brilliant turquoise and white large blooming lotus stems among aquatic reeds, all reserved on a deep aubergine ground, the rim and interior covered in a turquoise glaze
    7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam., Japanese box inscibed by Koyama Fujio and lacquer cover


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    The prevalence of receptacles of this form in Japanese collections can almost certainly be attributed to their use as water containers in the Japanese tea ceremony.

    Cf. a number of similar examples of this form with related decoration in important private and public collections. Compare one from the Museum Yamato Bunkakan Collection, Illustrated Catalogue, No. 7, 1977, no. 147; another from the Isaac Fletcher Collection, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, the World's Great Collections, Kodansha Series, vol. 12, Tokyo, 1987, black and white pl. 75; compare also an example in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bernat included in the exhibition, Later Chinese Ceramics, Messrs. Bluett & Sons Ltd., Catalogue number 74.