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A Doucai Conical Dragon Bowl and a Cover
A Doucai Conical Dragon Bowl and a Cover

BOWL: YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD

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A Doucai Conical Dragon Bowl and a Cover Bowl: Yongzheng Six-Character Mark in Underglaze Blue within a Double Circle and of the Period The widely flared sides well painted with a yellow dragon and a green dragon leaping amidst flames and multi-colored clouds above a band of wind-tossed waves, all below a notched rim; the domed cover decorated en suite below the circular knop which acts as a foot when the cover is inverted to be used as a bowl 7.7/8in. (20cm.) diam.

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Bowls and covers of this pattern with Yongzheng marks are illustrated in Qing Porcelain of Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Periods from the Palace Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 201, no. 30; by He Li, Chinese Ceramics, A New Comprehensive Survey, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1996, no. 611; a pair in the collection of the Chinese University of Hong Kong included in the exhibition, Qing Imperial Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1995, no. 52; and one in the Tsui Museum of Art; Chinese Ceramics IV: Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1995, no. 129.

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