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'Wucai' 'dragon and phoenix' bowl


PERIOD: 19th Century

a 'Wucai' 'dragon and phoenix' bMEASUREMENTS measurements note diameter 5 7/8 in., 14.9 cm DESCRIPTION of deep rounded form with a slightly flared mouth, crisply painted on the exterior with an iron-red and a green-enameled dragon, each in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', interspersed by two swooping phoenixes amidst foliate scrolls, all below a band of the bajixiang ('Eight Buddhist Emblems') and ruyi-head clouds at the rim, the central well of the interior with a medallion enclosing a further iron-red dragon CATALOGUE NOTE Compare similar bowls sold in our London rooms, 9th June 2004, lot 213 owl Daoguang Seal Mark and Period

PRIX: $25000