16 September 1999
An Iron-Red-Decorated Blue and White Bowl
Kangxi Six-Character Mark in Underglaze Blue within a Double Circle and of the Period
The interior with a medallion of a finely painted iron-red dragon leaping after a flaming pearl amidst blue clouds, the motif repeated as a frieze around the exterior
7in. (17.8cm.) diam.
Hugh Moss Ltd.
Becker Collection, Canada
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Compare the bowl of this pattern and size with Kangxi mark in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, and illustrated in Kangxi. Yongzheng. Qianlong., Hong Kong, 1989, p. 89, no. 72.
The watch that flew to the moon with NASA’s astronauts — a rare commemorative version of which is offered online, 24 April to 8 May
This monumental, square-format work is a major highlight of Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 20 June in London