Lot 1822. A fine blue and white 'phoenix' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1622-1722); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate: HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 211,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.
The rounded sides of slightly flaring form, delicately painted to the exterior in soft tones of cobalt-blue with two long-tailed phoenix in flight framed by ruyi-shaped clouds between double-line borders at the foot and rim, box.
Note: Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 14 November 1989, lot 64.
Christie's Hong Kong. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 27 May 2008