22 octobre 2020

A fine and rare tianbai anhua-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

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Lot 3641. A fine and rare tianbai anhua-decorated 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 12.5 cm, 4 ⅞ in.Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 HKDLot sold 302,400 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's.

delicately potted and carved in anhua with two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amongst flames, the underside with a four-character Yongle mark.

Provenance: Collection of Mrs Clayton W. Miller, donated to the Art Institute of Chicago prior to 1946, inventory no. 46.460.

NoteTwo prototypes of the current bowl in National Palace Museum, Taipei, are included in the Museum’s exhibition Pleasingly Pure and Lustrous. Porcelains from the Yongle Reign (1403-1424) of the Ming Dynasty, Taipei, 2017, pp. 36-37.

Sotheby's.Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2020


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