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A PAIR OF RARE DOUCAI ‘CARP AND FLOWERS' BOWLS
A PAIR OF RARE DOUCAI ‘CARP AND FLOWERS' BOWLS
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A PAIR OF RARE DOUCAI ‘CARP AND FLOWERS' BOWLS

KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

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A PAIR OF RARE DOUCAI ‘CARP AND FLOWERS' BOWLS
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
Each bowl is painted with a peach tree with spreading branches emerging from a large blue rock on one side and the cloud-enveloped sun within a cloud cartouche on the reverse, with two carp swimming in the band of flower-scattered waves on the lower body and with a related medallion on the interior. Each is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark on the base.
7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Sold at Christie's New York, 19 September 2007, lot 330
Sold at Sotheby’s New York, 15-16 September 2015, lot 302

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Compare to a Kangxi doucai bowl of the same size, similarly inscribed with a Chenghua mark and decorated with peach trees above waters but without carp, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 1999, no. 204.

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