1896
1896

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT ASIAN COLLECTION

A FINE AND RARE ANHUA-DECORATED WHITE-GLAZED BOWL
MING DYNASTY, YONGLE PERIOD
Estimate
2,500,0003,000,000
LOT SOLD. 3,860,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
1896

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT ASIAN COLLECTION

A FINE AND RARE ANHUA-DECORATED WHITE-GLAZED BOWL
MING DYNASTY, YONGLE PERIOD
Estimate
2,500,0003,000,000
LOT SOLD. 3,860,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A FINE AND RARE ANHUA-DECORATED WHITE-GLAZED BOWL
MING DYNASTY, YONGLE PERIOD
finely potted with steeply rounded sides and everted rim springing from a gently tapering foot, masterfully decorated on the interior in anhua technique with a pair of mighty five-clawed dragons with scaly sinuous bodies racing around the sides to surround a delicately incised central wisp of cloud, the exterior faintly incised with a border of lotus petal lappets around the base, applied overall with an even white glaze of warm tone accented with slight orange-peel texture
16.3 cm., 6 3/8 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd May 2000, lot 608.

Catalogue Note

A slightly larger bowl was sold in these rooms, 17th May 1988, lot 35; and another, formerly in the Carl Kempe collection and illustrated in Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 669, was sold in our London rooms, 4th November 2009, lot 244A. Compare also slightly a larger bowl of this form, but with an anhua-decorated floral exterior and an incised medallion of two pomegranates in the interior, such as one in the British Museum, London, published in Jessica Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics, London, 2001, pl. 3:5; and another sold in our New York rooms, 4th June 1982, lot 215, and again in our London rooms, 17th November 1999, lot 750.

FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART

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Hong Kong