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    Sale 5101

    Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    9 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 22

    An unusual moulded celadon bowl, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    An unusual moulded celadon bowl, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
    thickly potted with rounded sides and a sturdy foot, decorated to the interior well with six historical figures and accompanying instructions identifying some of them, KongZi playing the qin, the poet Li Bai reading scrolls at the desk and Zhen Zi challenging a warrior in chess, all surrounding a central character Gao and below a key-fret band at the rim, the exterior with lotus sprays below a further band of key-fret - 6.7./8in. (17.5cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Previously sold in our Hong Kong salerooms, 18th May 1988, lot 126


    Literature

    Compare with a similar bowl from the Collection of Charles B. Hoyt in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Greatest Collections, vol 11, fig. 213.