A doucai ‘Carp’ bowl. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period - Sothebys

the rounded sides rising from a straight foot, painted to the exterior with two carp leaping amongst turbulent waves below the radiating sun, the waves cresting against rocks issuing flowering crabapple, the interior with a medallion enclosing a crabapple blossom floating on waters, the base inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark within a double circle, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2 - 19.5cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimation: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

PROVENANCE: A Japanese Private Collection.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 15 mai 2013 - www.sothebys.com