16 novembre 2016

A pair of yellow-glazed incised bowls, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period (1662-1722)

A pair of yellow-glazed incised bowls, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period (1662-1722)

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A pair of yellow-glazed incised bowls, Kangxi six-character marks and of the period (1662-1722)Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 500,000 (€36,000 - 60,000). © Bonhams 2001-2016

Each finely potted with deep rounded sides raised on a straight foot, the exterior finely incised with four stylised flowerheads alternating with wispy clouds, all above a lappet border, the interior with a further flowerhead, covered with a lustrous glaze of egg-yolk-yellow tone, wood stands. Each 12cm (4 3/4in) diam. (4).

ProvenanceWilliam Clayton Ltd., London, acquired by the below on 16 March 1960
A distinguished European private collection, and thence by descent.

Notes: The European private collection to which these rare Imperial porcelains belong, ranging from the Zhengde to the Yongzheng period, was formed by a highly discerning collector, mostly between the 1930s and the 1960s. 

The pieces forming the collection in its entirety, were acquired from some of the foremost dealers of their generation, including in London John Sparks, Bluett's and William Clayton, in Paris L.Wannieck and Pierre Saqué and in New York Frank Caro (as successor to C.T. Loo). In a correspondence between John Sparks and the owner in 1930, the former was informed that a recently acquired piece has arrived safely despite the hard landing of the aeroplane...

The exceptional rarity of many of the pieces stand as a testament to the connoisseur's eye of the collector. The collection moved with the owner and her family across three continents, always beautifully displayed around the home to be enjoyed and admired daily.

Compare a similar example from the Elphinstone collection, now in the Sir Percival David Foundation in the British Museum, London, listed in Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Qing Monochrome Wares, London, 1989, PDF,A.599; see another, illustrated by R.Krahl and C.von Spee in Chinese Ceramics from the Gulexuan Collection, Lunen, 2003, no.97; and a further example from the Kostolany collection was included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition, Monochrome Porcelain of the Ming and Manchu Dynasties, London, 1948, no.188.

A similar single yellow-glazed incised bowl, Kangxi mark and of the period, was sold at Christie's Hong Kong on 26 November 2014, lot 3291

An incised yellow-enamelled 'floral medallion' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722)

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An incised yellow-enamelled 'floral medallion' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722). Price Realised  HKD 325,000 (USD 42,106) at Christie's Hong Kong, 26 November 2014, lot 3291. Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2014.

The bowl is incised on the exterior with four floral roundels divided by cloud scrolls above petal lappets around the foot, the interior with another floral medallion in the centre enclosed within a double circle. The bowl is covered inside and out with an egg-yolk yellow enamel. 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) diam., box 

ProvenanceSold at Christie's London, 3 December 1973, lot 257 (one of a pair)
Former collection of Georg Weishaupt (1906-2004), Berlin 

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 2016-11-29, 14:00 HKT - HONG KONG, ADMIRALTY

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