19 March 2009
Property from a Private American Collection
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE LOBED 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
The exterior well painted with alternating reserves of dragons chasing flaming pearls and ascending phoenixes amidst wisps of clouds, all between a border of classic scroll on the short foot and continuous wave pattern with crashing waves and florets at the rim, repeated on the interior above a central quatrefoil reserve of a phoenix amidst clouds
6 3/16 in. (6.2 cm.) diam.
Christie's, Hong Kong, 1 May 2000, lot 690.
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A Yongzheng-marked bowl of the same pattern and size is illustrated by J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics: The Koger Collection, London, 1985, p. 122, no. 95.
Please note that the correct dimensions for the lot is 6 3/16 in. (15.7 cm.) diam.
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