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

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Lot 3680. A rare pair of blue and white 'Phoenix' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 15.1 cm, 6 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 425,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. 

each with rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, the exterior painted with a pair of phoenix in flight amongst scrolling clouds, their wings widespread with finely detailed plumage, with a long tail billowing in the wind, all divided by double line borders at the rim and foot, the base with a six-character mark in three columns within a double circle.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 05 Apr 2017