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Thu, Aug 18, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 9

A Rare Chinese Wucai Bowl with Silver Mounts

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

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$1,000 $100
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$10,000 $1,000
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$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, porcelain bowl painted on the exterior with iron red band, four reserves each of a pheasant among foliage, iron red, green, and turquoise enamels, the interior decorated in underglaze blue, diaper border along the rim, wading bird in a lotus pond at the center, with gilt silver mounts of Ming period, possibly Augsburg or Nuremberg, overall 3 x 5-3/4 in.

Illustrated in:

R.L. Hobson, The Wares of the Ming Dynasty, New York, 1923, pp. 116-117, pl. 6, fig. 2.

Warren E. Cox, The Book of Pottery and Porcelain, vol. I, New York, 1970, pl. 140 and p. 485.

Roy Davids & Dominic Jellinek, Provenance, England, 2011, p. 50.

Provenance: Collection of R.W. Brandt, 1923; Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Clark; Sotheby's, London, March 24, 1953, Lot 60; Bluett & Sons, London, 1953; Collection Charles J. Aron; Bluett & Sons, London, 1963; Collection of Mrs. Leonard Dreyfus, 1963; Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc., New York, circa 1980s; Offered Sotheby's New York, Sale N09317, Lot 270, 17 March 2015, $60,000-80,000; Property from an Important Charleston Collection


with three exhibition labels, three small abrasions to rim, some rubbing and wear to decoration, some sticker residue at base, foot not examined under mounts, mounts with losses to gilt, tarnish