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A VERY RARE YELLOW-GLAZED RELIEF-DECORATED WATER POT, TAIBAI ZUN
A VERY RARE YELLOW-GLAZED RELIEF-DECORATED WATER POT, TAIBAI ZUN
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A VERY RARE YELLOW-GLAZED RELIEF-DECORATED WATER POT, TAIBAI ZUN

KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)

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A VERY RARE YELLOW-GLAZED RELIEF-DECORATED WATER POT, TAIBAI ZUN
KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
The domed body is decorated in relief with three foliated dragon roundels below the waisted neck, and is covered overall with a vibrant, even lemon-yellow glaze.
5 1/8 in. (12.9 cm.) diam.
Provenance
L. Y. Lee, New York, 15 September 1937.
Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978) Collection.

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It is very rare to find water pots of this form covered with anything other than a peachbloom glaze. Yellow-glazed examples are particularly rare. A closely related yellow-glazed Kangxi-period water pot in the Percival David Foundation, is illustrated by R. Scott, Elegant Form and Harmonious Decoration, London, 1992, no. 117.

A Kangxi mark-and-period peachbloom-glazed water pot, formerly in the collection of Emily Trevor and John B. Trevor, Jr., was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28 May 2014, lot 3301, and another, from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, was sold at Christie's New York, 15 September 2016, lot 915. See, also, a white-glazed example from The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, sold at Christie’s New York, 24 September 2020, lot 814, and another from the Qing Court Collection is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 37 - Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, p. 122, pl. 111.

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