A blue-ground yellow-enamelled ‘Dragon and Cloud’ bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi. Photo Sotheby’s
delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior richly enamelled in yellow with two dragons writhing sinuously in pursuit of ‘flaming pearls’ amidst cloud swirls and lotus lappets, all reserved against an underglaze-blue ground, the interior similarly painted with a blue-ground medallion enclosing a yellow dragon, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle; 14 cm., 5 1/2 in. Lot 3119. Estimation 250,000 — 350,000 HKD
PROVENANCE: Mayuyama & Co Ltd.
EXPOSITION: Hosokawa Morisada Collection ten II – Shinno jiki, Persia no touki [Morisada Hosokawa Collection exhibition II – Qing porcelains and Persian ceramics], Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, Kumamoto, 1993, cat. no. 10.
LITTERATURE: Morisada Hosokawa, Mokumei Goshiki: Shinchō jiki [Bewildering colours: Qing Dynasty porcelains], Tokyo, 1992, no. 41.
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