6 April 2015
PROPERTY FROM AN ASIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
A FINE FAMILLE VERTE BOWL
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The bowl is finely enamelled on the exterior with a procession of Daoist Fairies, one riding in a cart drawn by a mythical beast, followed by other fairies and a deer in a landscape. An apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle is on the base.
5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam.
Sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 25 October 1993, lot 735
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Compare to similar bowls of larger size and also decorated with processions of Daoist fairies in the Percival David Foundation, illustrated in the Catalogue, section 2, no. 859 and 863.
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