16 - 17 September 2010
A RARE IRON-RED-DECORATED AND GREEN-ENAMELED BOWL
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The well and thinly potted bowl with steep sides flaring towards the rim, finely painted on the exterior in iron-red and green enamel with leafy branches bearing numerous flowers, some falling into the rushing waters below, with the sun setting amidst red clouds in the distance on one side, with Chenghua mark on the base
8¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diam.
Sotheby's, London, 6 July 1976, lot 185.
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On loan to the Portland Art Museum 1 June 2006 - 22 June 2010; exhibited 2007-2010.
A bowl of this unusual shape, and painted with this rare design, also dated Kangxi, and with Chenghua mark, is illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Shanghai/Hong Kong, 1998, no. 97.
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