18 June 2002
A FINE PAIR OF WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWLS
Underglaze-blue Daoguang seal marks and of the period (1821-50)
Decorated on the exterior with striding red and green dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst floral sprays, divided by two descending phoenix, all beneath a narrow band with the ba jixiang interspersed with ruyi heads, the interior central medallion with an iron-red dragon
6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam., box (2)
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Compare an identical bowl sold in these Rooms, 31 October 1994, lot 575; a pair sold 3 Novermber 1998, lot 948; and another from the Yangzhitang Collection, sold in our Singapore Rooms, 30 March 1997, lot 399.
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