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A PAIR OF WUCAI DRAGON AND PHOENIX BOWLS
PROPERTY FROM AN OLD NEW YORK COLLECTION
A PAIR OF WUCAI DRAGON AND PHOENIX BOWLS

DAOGUANG SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)

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A PAIR OF WUCAI DRAGON AND PHOENIX BOWLS
DAOGUANG SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
Each well painted with iron-red and green dragons racing amidst flower stems in pursuit of flaming pearls and separated by downward-swooping phoenixes below a narrow band of conjoined bajixiang and ruyi heads, with an iron-red dragon leaping amidst green flames in the interior
6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. (2)
Provenance
Acquired 1920-1948.

Lot Essay

A pair of bowls of this pattern was included in the exhibition, The Wonder's of the Potter's Palette, Qing Ceramics from the Collection of the Hong Kong Musuem of Art, Hong Kong, 1984, no. 100; and a single example from the Simon Kwan Collection was included in the exhibition, Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, no. 44.

See, also, the pair of bowls sold in these rooms, 21 September 2000, lot 353.

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