04 mai 2019

Three near pairs of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Dragon' bowls, two pairs of bowls, Guangxu six-character marks and period

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Lot 287. Three near pairs of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'Dragon' bowls, two pairs of bowls, Guangxu six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908); the other pair of bowls: late Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The largest, 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 ((USD 6,510 - USD 10,416). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

Each bowl is thinly potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short foot, decorated on the exterior in rich green enamels with two pairs of dragons and phoenix in pursuit of flaming pearls above a band of petal lappets, the interior with a shou character within a roundel, all against a rich, deep, yellow ground. The base is applied with a transparent glaze. 

Provenance: Property of a Private European Collector.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019


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