5 April 2016
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL
GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
The bowl has deep, rounded sides flaring slightly to the rim, and the exterior is decorated with two phoenix descending between green and iron-red dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst flower sprigs, below a band of Buddhist Emblems alternating with ruyi heads joined by a blue line. The interior is decorated with a medallion of an iron-red dragon leaping in pursuit of a flaming pearl.
5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) diam.
Edward Hykes, who worked for Standard Oil in Shanghai in the late 19th century
Ralph M. Chait Galleries
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