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PROPERTY OF A PROMINENT PRIVATE CONNECTICUT COLLECTOR

A RARE AND MASSIVE CHINESE CANTON FAMILLE-ROSE 'ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS' BOWL, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
1560

PROPERTY OF A PROMINENT PRIVATE CONNECTICUT COLLECTOR

A RARE AND MASSIVE CHINESE CANTON FAMILLE-ROSE 'ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS' BOWL, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE AND MASSIVE CHINESE CANTON FAMILLE-ROSE 'ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS' BOWL, 19TH CENTURY
sturdily potted set on a straight short foot rising up to a slightly flaring rim, the exterior finely decorated allover with blossoms, fruits and butterflies, with two circular reserves painted with peonies issuing from rockwork, and four shaped reserve panels decorated with figures in garden pavilions, the interior painted with a continuous scene of characters from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms reserved on a bright yellow ground
diameter 23 in.; 58.5 cm
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, January 15, 2004, lot 105

Catalogue Note

The combination of the high quality of painting, the subject, and the massive size of the present example is rare. The interior is painted with characters from the Chinese classic by Luo Guanzhong, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, including depictions of major characters such as Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, Zhuge Liang and Sima Yi.  

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