Lot 3157. A pair of blue and white iron-red-ground 'palace' bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price 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.
Provenance: Sotheby'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