15 September 2009
A DOUCAI BOWL
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The deep rounded sides decorated on the exterior with five stylized flowering and fruiting tree medallions interspersed with formal pomegranate sprays below a double line border and above a band of lappets, the interior painted with a large medallion enclosing stylized foliate fronds, with an apocryphal Chenghua mark on the base
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam.
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