A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE IMPERIAL BLUE AND BROWN GLAZED ‘DRAGON’ BOWL MING DYNASTY, HONGWU PERIOD | 明洪武 御製外醬釉內藍釉暗花雲龍紋盌
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Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE IMPERIAL BLUE AND BROWN GLAZED ‘DRAGON’ BOWL
MING DYNASTY, HONGWU PERIOD
the interior glazed in brilliant cobalt blue and deftly decorated in anhua technique with two scaly five-clawed dragons striding amidst ruyi-shaped clouds, encircling a central ruyi-cloud medallion, the exterior subtly decorated with a band of petal lappets around the foot and covered in brown glaze
20.5 cm, 8 in.
The bowl is in excellent condition.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.