A rare anhua-decorated white bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period. Estimate US$4,000 - 6,000 (€3,500 - 5,300). Photo: Bonhams.
Finely finished with a wide curving well raised on a tall, tapered foot, the exterior walls delicately incised with two dragons chasing a flaming pearl, the deeply recessed base displaying the mark in underglaze blue regular script and all surfaces except the narrow foot pad covered with the lustrous, celadon-tinged glaze. 6 1/4in (15.8cm) diameter
Provenance: by repute, purchased in Tokyo in 1952
Notes: For a similar anhua-decorated bowl, Kangxi mark and period, see Chinese Antiquities from the Brian S. McElney Collection, 1987, no. 96, p. 142 (as 8cm high, compared to 7.7cm heightof this lot). A second bowl with similar decoration, underglaze blue Kangxi mark and of the period, sold in Christie's, New York, sale 1976, 19 March 2008, lot 658 (as6 1/4in, 16.9cm).
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun 2015 10:00 PDT - SAN FRANCISCO