06 novembre 2020

A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon medallion' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

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Lot 13. A fine and rare blue and white 'dragon medallion' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 11.9 cm, 4¾ inEstimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold: 32,760 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.

with gently rounded sides rising from a concave base, painted around the exterior in rich tones of cobalt blue with four circular roundels each depicting a pair of interlaced archaistic kui dragons, repeated in the centre of the interior and surrounded by a border of stylised pomegranates, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle in underglaze blue.

Sotheby's. Imperial Porcelain – A Private Collection, London, 4 November 2020


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