• Lot 127

    IMPORTANT BASSIN EN PORCELAINE BLEU BLANC

    CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, MARQUE A SIX CARACTERES ET EPOQUE JIAJING (1522-1566)

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    IMPORTANT BASSIN EN PORCELAINE BLEU BLANC
    CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, MARQUE A SIX CARACTERES ET EPOQUE JIAJING (1522-1566)
    De forme légèrement tronconique, la haute ceinture décorée en bleu de cobalt sous couverte de deux grands dragons à cinq griffes au milieu de fleurs de lotus et rinceaux feuillagés, la bordure en léger surplomb portant la marque à six caractères de l'Empereur Jiajing entre deux lignes bleues ; anciens fêles et restaurations
    Diamètre: 58,8 cm. (23 1/8 in.)


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    A fish bowl of this date and pattern, was included in the exhibition, Selected Ceramics from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Hu, Shanghai, 1989, no. 21; and another example of this pattern is illustrated in Ming dai taoci daquan, Taiwan, 1987, p. 317.

    The large size of these dragon fish bowls made them particularly difficult to manufacture. See R. L. Hobson, The Wares of the Ming Dynasty, London, 1923, pp. 19 and 110, where it is mentioned that this type of ware required up to nine days firing and that the low rate of success often drove the imperial potters to despair.
    A similar fish bowl was sold in our New York Rooms, 21 September 2004, lot 242.

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    Post Lot Text

    A MASSIVE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' FISH BOWL
    CHINA, MING DYNASTY, JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)