Lot 3434. A fine copper-red-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1662-1722); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diamEstimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000Price Realized HKD 750,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014

The bowl has deep, rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is covered inside and out with a glaze shading from pale celadon to copper red of crushed strawberry red tone. The copper-red glaze pools in the bottom of the interior, box.

NoteThe present example is from a rare group of similar copper-red glazed bowls either with the Kangxi or Yongzheng reign marks, such as the pair of Kangxi-marked bowls sold at Christie's New York, 13 September 2012, lot 1544. A single Yongzheng-marked bowl from the Harry Payne Bingham Collection was sold at Christie's New York, 19 September 2013, lot 1364.

Christie's. The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 28 May 2014