1044
1044
A wucai 'figure' bowl
mark and period of Wanli
Estimate
250,000350,000
JUMP TO LOT
1044
A wucai 'figure' bowl
mark and period of Wanli
Estimate
250,000350,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Hong Kong

A wucai 'figure' bowl
mark and period of Wanli
the shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, painted to the exterior in underglaze-blue, iron-red, green and yellow enamels with a landscape scene possibly depicting Li Tiekuai and two other figures engaged in various pursuits, set amid flowering shrubs, and a dwelling with a terraced threshold, with swirling clouds above, below a band of alternating ruyi-shaped heads, floral and foliate scrolls, within single-line borders at the rim and foot, the interior decorated with a central medallion within double circles enclosing a winged dragon writhing among flames and cloud swirls in pursuit of a flaming pearl, with a single-line border at the rim, the base with the six-character mark within a double-circle in underglaze-blue   
11.6cm., 4 1/2 in.
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Catalogue Note

See a related wucai shallow bowl in the Palace Museum with a red dragon in the interior center and figures carrying lanterns on the exterior, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, vol. 38, Hong Kong, 1999, no. 52. 

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Hong Kong