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KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)

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KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
With shallow rounded sides, the interior decorated with a central medallion of a crane enclosed in a peach superimposed on a shou character, below a ruyi band formed by conjoined tendrils expanding into vapor that frames alternating shou medallions and peach sprigs, the exterior with three vignettes of bamboo growing amidst rocks and lingzhi fungus
8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam., box

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See a similar example, also Kangxi mark and period, formerly from the Grandidier Collection, now in the collection of the Musée Guimet, Paris, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 7, Tokyo, 1981, col. pl. 86. Another example, with Yongzheng mark and of the period, is illustrated in Gems of Chinese Art: Selections of Ceramics and Bronzes from the Tsui Art Foundation, Hong Kong, 1992, pl. 106.
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