A DOUCAI ‘PHOENIX AND BAMBOO’ TEABOWL

5332 A DOUCAI ‘PHOENIX AND BAMBOO’ TEABOWL

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Size:D7cm

Signed and dated:Yongzheng period, Qing dynasty

Estimate: No Reserve

Hammer Price: RMB 120,000


Yongzheng Six-Character Mark
PROVENANCE
· The Si Yue Tang Collection
REFERENCE
· Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Porcelains in Wucai and Doucai, Shanghai, 2007, pp. 217 cat. no. 198.3
· Qing porcelains from the Palace Museum Collection Selected by Type, vol. 1: Blue-and-white porcelain of the Shunzhi and Kangxi reigns of the Qing, Beijing, 2005, pp.212,213 pl. 131
This small cup is potted with the flared sides of the interior painted with a phoenix with outstretched wings, its body wrapping over the rim and its tail extending down the exterior, facing two bamboo stems also extending to the exterior, the base with a six-character Yognzheng mark in underglaze blue within a circle. According to Yinliuzhai Shuoci by Xu Zhiheng, this type of small cup was created in Chenghua Period, Ming dynasty; however, the earliest existing example is of Kangxi Period, Qing dynasty, most of which with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. Examples with Yongzheng mark were extremely rarely seen as this lot.