Lot 860: A pair of Chinese wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Qianlong seal marks, late 19th/early 20th century, 18cm, small rim chips
November 30, 2016
Lewes, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A pair of Chinese wucai ''dragon and phoenix'' bowls, Qianlong seal marks, late 19th/early 20th century, each interior painted with an iron red dragon chasing a flaming pearl, the exteriors with iron and green dragons chasing flaming pearls with phoenixes between, the border with Buddhist emblems and fan shaped devices, 18cm, small rim chips
The first bowl has a 2mm x 3mm splinter chip to the edge and a tiny curved crack to the exterior edge. The second bowl has three shallow chips to the exterior of the rim which can be seen from the side and above and some other minor glaze imperfections otherwise in good condition with no cracks or restoration.
Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Gorringes Conditions of Sale.