Lot 3301
  • 3301

A FINE AND RARE SMALL DOUCAI BOWL QING DYNASTY, YONGZHENG PERIOD |

Estimate
400,000 - 600,000 HKD
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Description

  • 9 cm, 3 1/2  in.
well potted with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior delicately painted with two fruiting sprays alternating with two floral sprays, each rendered with pastel tones and depicted with green leaves borne on the gnarled twigs, all between two double-line bands encircling the rim and foot, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character mark within a double circle

Provenance

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th October 1991, lot 201.

Catalogue Note

The present bowl is a superb example of Yongzheng doucai wares which were strongly influenced by early Ming porcelain designs. It follows the Chenghua prototypes closely. For a Chenghua cup painted with comparable leafy sprays of flowers and fruit, see a blue-and-white example in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in Illustrated Catalogue of Important Ming Porcelains. Chenghua, Hongzhi and Zhengde Ware, Tokyo, 1977, pl. 17. Compare also two larger bowls painted with six roundels of fruits and flowers, one in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Museum’s exhibition Chenghua ciqi tezhan/ Special Exhibition of Ch’eng-hua Porcelain Ware, 1465-1487, Taipei, 2003, cat. no. 151; the other one excavated from Jingdezhen, illustrated in Imperial Porcelains from the Reign of Chenghua in the Ming Dynasty: A Comparison of Porcelains from the Imperial Kiln Site at Jingdezhen and Imperial Collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, 2016, vol. 2, no. 153.
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