01 avril 2014

A susancai 'Flower and Fruit' bowl with incised dragon design

A susancai 'Flower and Fruit' bowl with incised dragon design, Mark and period of Kangxi

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Lot 3119. A susancai 'Flower and Fruit' bowl with incised dragon design, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 14.8 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD (32,950 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's.

the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior vibrantly painted in yellow, green and aubergine with two butterflies fluttering near two floral sprigs, each sprig issuing stark green leaves and multi-coloured flowers, a ripe pomegranate borne on the branch of one sprig, a dragon incised beneath each floral sprig, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within double circles.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Hong Kong, 08 Apr 2014


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