Lot 133. A rare wucai 'hunting' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Diameter 8¼ in., 21 cm . Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 50,400 USD. © Sotheby's 2021
the gently rounded sides resting on a straight foot and sweeping to a delicately everted rim, the exterior painted with a continuous hunting scene with one group of courtiers pursuing a fox with hounds and another group having just shot a bird with an arrow, the interior painted with a huntress in in a rocky landscape with falcon and hound, all in vibrant enamels, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.
Property from the Collection of Don Lichty.
Exhibited: Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, 1991- circa 1994 (on loan).
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021