27 November 2007
A RARE MING BLUE AND WHITE DEEP BOWL
JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)
The deep rounded sides well-painted in inky purple tones to the exterior with four evenly-spaced carp swimming among lotus and aquatic reeds, the interior with a central dragon roundel below a band containing a phoenix and a dragon encircling the rim within double lines
5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) diam.
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Compare with a bowl of similar size and with the same design to the exterior but with a fish roundel to the interior sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 7 May 2002, lot 571.
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