Lot 40 (Asian Art, 6th November 2018)
A fine Chinese wucai bowl,
Kangxi (1662-1722), with deep rounded sides and a flared rim on a short foot, the body decorated with a dragon chasing flaming pearls and a pair of phoenixes, below a band of the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' and ruyi motifs at the rim, the interior with a medallion enclosing a further dragon, six character Kangxi mark,
For a similar lot, see Sotheby's, New York, 13 September 2017, lot 3 and Sotheby's, London, 14 November 2001, lot 109.
The design of a dragon and phoenix, representative of the emperor and empress, was the innovation of the Kangxi period to wish the couple a happy marriage. It grew in popularity and was manufactured in large quantities.
A small firing split to rim.Small chips to foot rim.
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The auction details are as follows:
Auction: Asian Art, 6th November 2018
29 CHARLES STREET, LONDON (W1J 5DT) : 1 November 2018 10am - 4pm
2 November 2018 10am - 4pm
STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET (CM24 8GE): 4 November 2018 10am - 3pm
5 November 2018 9am - 5pm
6 November from 9am
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