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A FINE COPPER-RED-DECORATED PHOENIX BOWL

QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD

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A FINE COPPER-RED-DECORATED PHOENIX BOWL
Qianlong Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue and of the Period
With deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim, decorated on the exterior with five phoenix roundels executed in soft copper red firing in controlled spots on the wings to apple green, with a further roundel in the center of the interior
5¾in. (14.5cm.) diam.
Literature
The Tsui Museum of Chinese Art, Chinese Ceramics IV, Hong Kong, 1995, no. 81

Lot Essay

The design on this bowl is based on a Kangxi prototype as seen on a smaller bowl included in the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, Special Exhibition of K'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Ch'ien-lung Porcelain, 1986, Catalogue, no. 7; and another was sold in these rooms from an American Private Collection, September 21, 1995, lot 220.
A pair of bowls similar to the present example and with Qianlong marks in the Edward T. Chow Collection was illustrated by Chow and Drake, "Kuan-Yao and Min-Yao", Archives of the Chinese Art Society of America, XIII, 1959, pl. XVIII, fig. 3
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