Lot 3157. A pair of blue and white iron-red-ground 'palace' bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722)7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diamEstimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2015

Each bowl has deep, rounded sides and is decorated on the exterior with five camellia blossoms borne on a leafy undulating stem, and on the interior with a central medallion of a stylized camellia spray, all in blue and white against an iron-red ground of deep color below the white rim. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the base of each.

ProvenanceSotheby's New York, 26 November 1991, lot 360.

Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza