A WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL
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A WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL

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

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A WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL
KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
The exterior is decorated with one iron-red and one green dragon each chasing a flaming pearl amongst scrolling flowers, separated by downward-swooping phoenixes, all below a band of bajixiang and ruyi heads to the rim. There is an iron-red dragon amongst green flames in the interior.
6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Old private UK collection.
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Lot Essay

A pair of bowls with this design was included in the Hong Kong O.C.S. Exhibition of Ch'ing Polychrome Porcelain, 1979, no. 32, and a single bowl is illustrated in the The Tsui Museum of Art: Chinese Ceramics IV; Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1995, no. 96. See, also, the pair sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28 May 2014, lot 3317.

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