THE PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
A RARE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-DECORATED BLUE-GROUND BOWL
Kangxi period (1662-1722)
The thickly potted bowl with deep, rounded sides and everted mouth rim, the exterior vigorously painted in underglaze blue with a pair of writhing four-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls, and carp leaping above crashing waves, all against a rich blue ground, the interior glazed white, the base with apocryphal Chenghua four-character mark
9 11/16in. (24.4cm.) diam.