7 June 2004
A FINE AUBERGINE-GLAZED INCISED BOWL
UNDERGLAZE-BLUE YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-35)
With deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flaring rim, the exterior finely incised with a striding five-clawed dragon and a phoenix among flames and cloud scrolls above breaking waves around the base, under a glaze of brownish-purple tone, the interior and base glazed white
6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) diam.
E. T. Hall Collection, no. 363
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The Arts of the Qing Dynasty, Oriental Ceramic Society Exhibition, London, 1964, no. 292
The Ceramic Art of China, Oriental Ceramic Society Jubilee Exhibition, London, 1971, no. 249
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Please note this has a very short hairline crack approx. 0.5 cm.
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