23 novembre 2019

A rare large blue and white ‘dragon’ basin, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

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Lot 2917. A rare large blue and white ‘dragon’ basin, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) diamEstimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 64,221 - USD 102,754)Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

The circular basin is painted on the interior with a ferocious three-clawed dragon emerging from swirling waves, above two carp and a fish partially submerged in the rolling waters. The base is inscribed with a reign mark within a double circle.

Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 30 April 1991, lot 60.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 27 November 2019  


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