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AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND YELLOW ENAMEL 'DRAGON' BOWL
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AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND YELLOW ENAMEL 'DRAGON' BOWL

KANGXI UNDERGLAZE-BLUE SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)

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AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND YELLOW ENAMEL 'DRAGON' BOWL
KANGXI UNDERGLAZE-BLUE SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
With rounded sides steeply rising to a slightly everted rim, finely painted to the exterior with two five-clawed dragons striding through clouds and flames in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' above a band of overlapping lotus petals encircling the base, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a further dragon, all decorated in yellow enamel reserved on a deep cobalt blue ground
5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Property from an Important Asian Collection.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 23 May 1978, lot 177.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

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Compare with a similarly decorated pair of bowls of similar size sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 1 May 1995, lot 650.

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