Lot 527. A pair of doucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.
each painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a confronted dragon and phoenix amid peony blooms within a double line border, with a band of leafing peony scrolls encircling the cavetto, the exterior with four blooms, peony, chrysanthemum, prunus and hibiscus, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark, wood stands (4). Diameter 5 3/8 in., 13.7 cm
Provenance: Acquired between 1930-36, and thence by descent.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art New York, 15 Mar 2017