Lot 1196. A large famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
The bowl is molded on the lower body with a band of petals which are decorated on the exterior with mythical beasts alternating with a variety of flowering plants and birds, all below a shaped, diagonally arranged panels enclosing various flowers growing amidst garden rocks, as well as butterflies and birds in flight. The center of the interior is similarly decorated within a barbed ten-petaled medallion below decorative bands at the rim. A seal mark within a double circle in underglaze-blue is on the base.
Provenance: John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960) Collection, New York.
Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979) Collection, New York.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York..
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York