A Powerful Dragon to Please the Xuande Emperor


In this episode of Masterworks, discover how this rare ‘dragon’ stem bowl shows off the ability of Chinese potters to recreate the depth, emphasis and drama of a traditional ink painting. Made for the Xuande emperor in the golden age of the Ming dynasty, this exceptionally rare bowl is one of only four of its kind and one of only two remaining in private hands. Returning to the market for the first time in 33 years, the T.Y. Chao ‘dragon’ stem bowl is a highlight of our upcoming sale of Important Chinese Art (8 October | Hong Kong). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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