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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 551

    THREE GREEN AND AUBERGINE-GLAZED INCISED DRAGON BOWLS

    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)

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    THREE GREEN AND AUBERGINE-GLAZED INCISED DRAGON BOWLS
    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
    Each with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the exterior incised with two five-clawed dragons striding through flames in pursuit of flaming pearls positioned above cruciform clouds above a band of rocks and waves, all in aubergine reserved against a green ground, the interiors white
    4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) diam. (3)


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    Compare two Kangxi-marked bowls of this design and size from the Helen and Peter Lin Collection, illustrated in Joined Colors: Decoration and Meaning in Chinese Porcelain, Chinese Ceramics from the Min Chiu Society Hong Kong, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1993, pp. 90-1, nos. 19 and 20.

    Provenance

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