Lot 15. A fine and rare doucai dragon bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722). D. 18,5 cm. Estimate 8,000-12,000 EUR. © Nagel
brightly enamelled to the exterior with four scaly five-clawed dragons amongst clouds, with waves crashing upon rocks beneath, all within concentric bands in underglaze blue, the interior with a fifth single dragon within a roundel with flames.
Provenance: Woolley & Wallis, 17.11.2015, Lot 276 and bought by the present owner.
Note: Cf. Christie's, 27th May 2008, lot 1760, for a similar bowl dating to the Kangxi period.
A rare doucai 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1662-1722); 7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam. Sold for 727,500 HKD at Christie's Hong Kong, 27th May 2008, lot 1760. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008
Nagel. China I - Fine Asian Art - Salzburg, 05.12.2019