Lot 596. A famille verte dish with dragon and phoenix motif, Qing dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722). Diameter 36,7 cm. Estimate 2 406 € / 2 887 €. Lot sold 2 817 €. © Bukowskis
The central medallion is vigorously decorated with a large scaly dragon facing a long-tailed phoenix – both surrounded by stylised ruyi-shaped clouds and red flames. The rim is decorated with panels of auspicious animals – qilin, xiezhi, baize and winged deer – alternating with panels of flowers – peonies, lotus and chrysanthemum. In the centre of the glazed base - within a double circle – is a lozenge embellished with ribbons indicative of magic powers – one of the "Eight precious things". This is thought to have once been an ancient headdress symbolising victory or success.
Vente d'Hiver chez Bukowskis, Stockholm, le 07 Décembre 2018 à 10h00