A rare incised green-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi | 清康熙 綠釉劃雲龍戲珠紋盌 《大清康熙年製》款
A rare incised green-glazed 'dragon' bowl
Mark and period of Kangxi
清康熙 綠釉劃雲龍戲珠紋盌 《大清康熙年製》款
with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, the exterior finely incised with two dragons chasing flaming pearls and soaring amidst clouds and flaming wisps above crashing waves, all beneath an even mint-green glaze, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle
The bowl is in good overall condition with a glaze burst bubble with associated glaze crackles to the base. There is a star crack to the interior at the 9 o'clock position of the mark, the longest prong measuring approx. 1.1 cm.
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Acquired in Hong Kong in 1998.
The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong.
Christie's New York, 24th March 2011, lot 1743.
University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, 2002.