Lot 3603. A fine and rare café-au-lait glazed bowl, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 12.3 cm, 4 3/4 in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,187,500 HKD (151,299 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.
with deep rounded sides supported on a short foot, covered overall save for the base in a rich and lustrous café-au-lait glaze of a glossy toffee-brown tone, the glaze thinning to white at the rim, the white base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle.
Provenance: Collection of Paul and Helen Bernat.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15th November 1988, lot 69.
The Goldschmidt collection.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 13th November 1990, lot 65.
The Jingguantang collection.
Christie's New York, 18th September 1997, lot 163.
Sotheby's London, 7th November 2012, lot 409.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2018.