October 9, 03:14 AM GMT
1,200,000 - 1,800,000 HKD
A pair of rare yellow-ground slip-decorated green-enamelled bowls,
Marks and period of Kangxi
each finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, the exterior decorated with evenly staggered cruciform cloud scrolls, each finely outlined in white slip and accentuated with brilliant translucent emerald-green glaze, above a band of overlapping lappets similarly trailed in slip, all reserved on an iridescent pale egg-yolk ground, inscribed to the base with a six-character mark within a double circle, the interior undecorated
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 14th November 1989, lot 287.
Among yellow-ground green-enamelled bowls from the Kangxi reign, it is extremely rare to find such a design of cloud scrolls outlined in slip. Finely delineated, the slip detailing presents another technical challenge that the potter has successfully mastered.
A pair of similar bowls was sold in our London rooms, 10th November 2004, lot 667, and another example was sold in our New York rooms, 23rd March 2022, lot 260. Compare a closely related bowl but with aubergine clouds on a green ground, preserved in the Beijing Palace Museum, illustrated in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong: Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1989, pl. 108. See another related yellow-ground and green-enamelled bowl, but lacking the slip decoration, in the collection of the Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, as shown on their website.