Lot 74: VERY FINE QIANLONG FAMILLE JAUNE DRAGON SGARFFITO BOWL
November 11, 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: RARE, VERY FINE Chinese Qing Dynasty, QianLong Period (1644-1911) dragon sgraffiato famille jaune porcelain bowl. Delicately potted with gently rounded sides rising from a short gently tapering foot. The exterior decorated in sgraffiato, carving through a surface to reveal the darker brownish lower layer of a contrasting color, before firing; depicted two vigorous five-claws dragons striding and borne amidst fumes and flames chasing the centralized flaming pearl above cresting wavy LiShui water and rocky mountain. The central interior with stylized Shou medallion enclosed within fine lines. Covered all over in a rich imperial yellow under glazed ground. The immaculate porcelain body covered with a characteristic silky glaze, smooth to the surfaces. Mark on base, a seal mark, of six blue seal script -ZhuanShu- characters, QianLong Reign Period of Great Qing.
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Provenance: PROVENANCE: Mr. E Thordmark, A prominent Antiques collector of Sweden, who was a prominent antiques collector from the Stockholm area, these items represent decades of collecting that are truly unique and are the most desirable items available. The motto of it had survived this long gave credence that it should be preserved for future generations was the basis of his collecting experience.
Dimensions: Dimension: 2"H x 4" Diam
Date: Qing Dynasty