Lot 1020. A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 3/4 in., 22.2 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $2,125. © Sotheby's
with steep conical sides flaring at the rim, freely painted with a writhing dragon and phoenix pursuing 'flaming pearls' to the exterior and upper half of the interior wall, centered by a roundel depicting a peak rising above turbulent waves under a moon in mist, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark.
Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), and thence by descent.
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Hoover (1907-1993).
Chait Galleries, New York.
Collection of Benno Schmidt, Sr., and thence by descent.