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A FINE AND VERY RARE DOUCAI BOWL
A FINE AND VERY RARE DOUCAI BOWL
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A FINE AND VERY RARE DOUCAI BOWL

KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)

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A FINE AND VERY RARE DOUCAI BOWL
KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
The delicately potted bowl with deep sides decorated around the exterior with three crane medallions in soft underglaze-blue and surrounded by yellow and iron-red blossoms, each supported on leafy sprigs bearing an iron-red flower and bud, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a single floral spray, all within blue borders
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam., box

Provenance
The T.Y. Chao Private and Family Trust Collections of Important Chinese Ceramics, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 18 November 1986, lot 139

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Kangxi bowls of this design are very rare. One published bowl of this pattern but with Yongzheng reign mark was included in the Exhibition of Chinese Art, Messrs. C. T. Loo, New York, 1941, Catalogue no. 729. Another Yongzheng example was sold at Christie's Hong Kong,
28 November 2006, lot 1550.

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