3656
3656

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A LARGE WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' DISH
MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,000,000 HKD
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3656

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A LARGE WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' DISH
MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,000,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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Hong Kong

A LARGE WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' DISH
MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI
robustly potted with rounded sides resting on a tapered foot, the interior brightly painted with a central medallion enclosing two pairs of five-clawed dragons and swooping phoenix amongst meandering sprays of large peony blooms, encircled by two further striding dragons and flying phoenix amid flowering peony scrolls, the exterior similarly painted with two pairs of dragons and phoenix pacing amongst composite floral sprays, the white base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle
32.5 cm, 12 3/4  in
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Provenance

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th October 1991, lot 242.

Catalogue Note

Dishes with the same composition have been included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition, The Animal in Chinese Art, London, 1968, cat. no. 116; in The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1991, cat. no. 102; and a third in the Victoria and Albert Museum, illustrated in John Ayers, Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1980, pl. 192 (no. C.99-1967). Compare also a similar dish, from a Swedish private collection, sold in our London rooms, 13th May 2015, lot 138; and another sold in these rooms, 7th October 2015, lot 3709.

Important Chinese Art

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Hong Kong