A fine pair of blue and white 'Peony' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

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Lot 322. A fine pair of blue and white 'Peony' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 675,000 HKD (72,548 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's.

each painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a large and small peony flower borne on leafy stems, all encircled by further peony blooms on a leafy meander repeated on the exterior, above a lappet band just above the foot, the base inscribed with a six-character mark within a double circle, wood stands.

Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family.

ExhibitedCh'ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1973, cat. no. 55.

Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection Hong Kong, 30 Nov 2017, 02:00 PM