Lot 319. An underglazed-blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed bowl, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 1/4 in., 21 cm. Estimate 15,000 - 25,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the steep rounded sides exquisitely painted in rich tones of cobalt blue and bright red with a continuous landscape of leafing trees and plants emerging from rockwork and alongside a placid waterway with mountains in the distance, imposing craggy stone boulders picked out in a lustrous celadon glaze, the interior white-glazed, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, coll. no. 1596.
Provenance: Marchant, London, 2007.
Note: Bowls decorated in this technique are rare however, examples of the palette on other forms including brushpots, vases, and jardinières are known. A brushpot of this type with a Kangxi six-character mark, in the Shanghai Museum is illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1998, pl. 87. A vase of this palette and with a Kangxi reign mark, from the Qing Court Collection in the Palace Museum, Beijing is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Blue and White Porcelain with Underglazed Red (III), Hong Kong, 2000, pl. 219. See also a censer similarly decorated to the present example, from the Jie Rui Tang Collection sold in these rooms, 20th March 2018, lot 317.
Sotheby's. Kangxi: The Jie Rui Tang Collection, Part II, New York, 19 March 2019