Lot 364. A Famille-verte 'Crane' bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 in., 15.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000. © Sotheby's
the deeply rounded sides rising from a slightly tapering foot to a galleried rim, the interior centered with a fruiting peach spray, the exterior delicately enameled with three soaring cranes carrying twigs in their beaks each divided by flowering and fruiting peach branches, the details of the birds and plants finely rendered, a band of green keyfret around the rim, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, the domed cover similarly decorated and with traces of a gilt shoumedallion at the interior of the knop, coll. no. 1422. (2)
The Jie Rui Tang Collection.
Sotheby's London, 27th November 1973, lot 330.
Collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-1980), Hong Kong.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3rd May 1994, lot 208.
Bowl and cover:
Christie's Hong Kong, 1st November 2004, lot 1107.
Literature: Jeffrey P. Stamen and Cynthia Volk with Yibin Ni, A Culture Revealed: Kangxi-era Chinese Porcelain from the Jie Rui Tang Collection, Bruges, 2017, pl. 19.
Note: A nearly identical bowl in the collection of the Shanghai Museum is published in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1998, pl 101. A second, from the Qing Court Collection in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 117. A third bowl of this type, which retains its cover, sold in our London rooms, 5th March 1974, lot 154; and a fourth sold in these rooms, 15th September 2015, lot 299. A bowl and cover of this shape and palette, but with a butterfly and peony motif, sold at Christie's New York, 30th November 1983, lot 176.
A Famille-verte 'Cranes' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 1/4 in., 16 cm. Sold for 15,000 USD at Sotheby's New York, 30th November 1983, lot 176. Photo: Sotheby's.
Sotheby's. KANGXI: The Jie Rui Tang Collection, New York, 20 March 2018, 11:00 AM