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PROPERTY FROM AN OLD HONG KONG COLLECTION

A LARGE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON AND CARP' BASIN
MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 437,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM AN OLD HONG KONG COLLECTION

A LARGE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON AND CARP' BASIN
MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 437,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong

A LARGE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON AND CARP' BASIN
MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI
the deep rounded sides supported on a flat base, the interior painted with a ferocious dragon and three leaping carps emerging from cresting waves, the base left in the biscuit and inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle
32.2 cm, 12 5/8  in.
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Provenance

Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999).

Catalogue Note

A closely related basin, complete with the rim, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Blue and White Porcelain with Underglazed Red (III), Shanghai, 2000, pl. 54; another in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is included in Oriental Ceramics. The World's Great Collections, vol. 10, Tokyo, 1980, pl. 247. Compare also a similar basin from a European noble collection, sold in our London rooms, 14th May 2014, lot 223.

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong