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A PAIR OF WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWLS DAOGUANG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
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A PAIR OF WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWLS DAOGUANG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
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A PAIR OF WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWLS DAOGUANG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD
each with deep, rounded sides set over a slightly tapered foot and flaring at the rim, the exterior painted in bright enamels with two five-clawed dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl', a pair of soaring phoenix dividing the dragons, the interior with a dragon medallion at the well, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue (2)
Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm
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Catalogue Note

Bowls decorated in the wucai palette bearing images of dragons and phoenix in the present arrangement and imperial marks on the base came into vogue during the Kangxi period (1662-1722) and continued under subsequent Qing emperors. Bowls of this type from the Daoguang reign (1820-1850) include a pair sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28th November 2012, lot 2144; a single bowl sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 8th October 2014, lot 3628; an example sold in these rooms, 18th March 2017, lot 1010; one sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 3rd October 2017, lot 3736; and one sold at Christie's Paris, 13th June 2018, lot 144.

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