A yellow-glazed incised bowl, Kangxi mark and period


Lot 31. A yellow-glazed incised bowl, Kangxi mark and period. Diameter 4  3/4  in., 12 cmEstimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 27 500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.

the deep, rounded sides incised with four stylized flowerheads separated by cloud scrolls and set between a band of petal lappets below and a double line border above, the center of the interior with a similar flowerhead within a double circle, all beneath a glaze of soft egg yolk-yellow color, the base glazed white, six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. 

Property from the collection of Roy and Ruth Nutt

ProvenanceE & J Frankel, January, 1995.

NoteKangxi yellow-glazed bowls of this form and decoration are rare, a similar example, formerly in the Elphinstone collection, and later part of the Sir Percival David collection, in the British Museum, is illustrated in Margaret Medley,Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Ch’ing Monochromes, London, 1973, cat. no. A599; and another from the Kostolany collection was included in the Oriental Ceramics Society exhibition Monochrome Porcelain of the Ming and Manchu Dynasties, London, 1948, cat. no. 188.

Compare also a bowl sold in our New York rooms, 21st September 2005, lot 117; one sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 30th April 1996, lot 391; a third example sold at Christie’s London, 10th June 1996, lot 119.

Sotheby's. Monochrome, New York, 15 sept. 2015