A blue and white porcelain bowl, Ruosheng zhencang mark, Kangxi period

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A blue and white porcelain bowl, Ruosheng zhencang mark, Kangxi periodEstimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000 (€2,200 - 3,500).Photo Bonhams.

Formed with a wide curving well and raised on a tall foot, the interior centered with the drunken poet Li Bai seated next to his wine barrel and a diapered band below the rim, the reverse depicting a scholar on horseback and his servant with baggage riding away from a woman in her wheel chair surrounded by servants, the four-character mark inscribed in seal script within a double ring and all surfaces glazed except the foot pad. 7 3/8in (18.7cm) diameter

Provenancepaper oval label on base printed E & J Frankel Collectionwith inked no. 109

NoteA bowl with very similar decoration and body, dated as Kangxi mark and of the period, sold in Christie's, Amsterdam, sale 2637, 2 November 2004, lot 119.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun 2015 10:00 PDT - SAN FRANCISCO