1901
1901

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'CARP' BOWL

MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAJING

Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 920,000 HKD
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1901

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'CARP' BOWL

MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAJING

Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 920,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'CARP' BOWL

MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAJING

well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a everted rim, freely painted in vivid cobalt-blue on the exterior with four carp frolicking in a lotus pond, depicted in various poses swimming amidst water weeds and lotus, all above a band of ruyi-head border and below double-lines borders at the rim, the interior with a double-border circular medallion decorated with another carp and lotus, the base inscribed with the six-character mark within a double circle
37.5 cm., 14 3/4 in.
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Catalogue Note

Two closely related examples, of slightly larger proportions, were sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28th November 2005, lot 1424, and the other, 19th March 1991, lot 530. For a slightly smaller Wanli bowl of this form and decoration, but the interior rim decorated with a dragon and phoenix pursuing a flaming pearl, and a dragon medallion to the centre, see one sold in these rooms, 26th October 2003, lot 122.

A small Jiajing bowl of this form and similar design was sold in these rooms, 21st May 1984, lot 47; and another, but with rounded sides and a variation of the decorative scheme, was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27th November 2007, lot 1744.

'Fish and waterweed' designs were first employed as early as 1350 during the Yuan dynasty on blue and white dishes; for example see one illustrated in Margaret Medley, Yuan Porcelain and Stoneware, London, 1974, pp. 37-45; and a 'Guan' jar sold at Christie's London, 8th June 1987, lot 160.

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