21 novembre 2020

A yellow-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

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Lot 23. A yellow-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 12cm (4 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000Sold for 11,562 (€ 12,934). Photo: Bonhams.

Finely potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flaring rim from a short straight foot, incised around the exterior with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the interior with a central dragon roundel, covered in a rich egg-yolk yellow glaze save the base glazed white, box.

Provenance: a Swiss private collection.

Note: Compare with a related yellow glazed bowl with incised dragons, but with straight sides, Kangxi, illustrated by J.Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Baur Collection, vol.2, Geneva, 1999, p.69, no.190.

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 5 Nov 2020

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