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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A MASSIVE YELLOW-GLAZED BOWL KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
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122

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A MASSIVE YELLOW-GLAZED BOWL KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
60,00080,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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A MASSIVE YELLOW-GLAZED BOWL KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
the finely potted deep sides rising in generous flared profile from the thick wedge-shaped foot, applied overall with a vitreous, translucent pale yellow glaze pooling unevenly at the rim and foot to a richer egg-yolk tone, the base white-glazed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue
Diameter 14 3/4  in., 37.5 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Ira (1912-2004) and Nancy (1915-2005) Koger. 
Sotheby's New York, 27th November 1990, lot 30.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1997.

Catalogue Note

Large monochrome yellow-glazed bowls with imperial marks originated during the Jiajing emperor's reign (1521-1567) and enjoyed a renaissance under the Kangxi emperor (r. 1662-1722). A Jiajing-marked example from the Qing Court Collection and now in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of the Palace Museum: Monochrome Porcelain, vol. 37, Hong Kong, 1999, cat. no. 43.

Kangxi-marked versions were produced in two sizes: bowls with a diameter between 12¼ and 12½ inches (31.1 - 31.8 cm), and those with a diameter between 14 and 15 inches (35.6 cm - 38.1 cm). The present bowl belongs to the latter group, which is the rarer of the two. Other bowls of this immense scale include a pair from the Sir Percival David Foundation, now in the collection of the British Museum (coll. no. PDF, A.522); an example in the Shanghai Museum published in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1998, cat. no. 238; one sold in our London rooms, 14th March 1972, lot 150; an example from the Earl Morse Collection sold in these rooms, 24th March 1998, lot 661; a third sold at Christie's New York, 29th March 2006, lot 515; and another sold at Christie's New York, 20th-21st March 2014, lot 2178. Another of this type from the Meiyintang Collection sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 8th April 2013, lot 2. 

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