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Thu, Jan 13, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 188

Six Chinese Blue and White Bowls

Estimate: $400 - $600

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$3,000 $250
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$10,000 $1,000
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$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Ming and Qing dynasties, including a Swatow bowl, phoenix in a landscape; one with underglaze blue Kangxi mark within double rings, prunus decoration; one with apocryphal underglaze blue mark within double rings, floral decoration and beaded swags; one with square chop mark, foliate scrolls and landscapes; shallow bowl with floral scrolls; bowl with stylized lotus pond decoration; largest 2-3/4 x 11-1/4 in.

Provenance: Caroline Faison Antiques, Greensboro, North Carolina (kangxi example, label attached); Estate of Virginia B. Story, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Note: The Swatow bowl is accompanied by a 1977 newspaper advertisement from The Charlotte Observer, illustrating a similarly decorated Ming dynasty bowl from the collection of Johnstone-Fong, Inc. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Swatow example with warped body, hairlines, crazing, kiln debris; apocryphal mark example with repairs and chip to foot, hairline, rim flakes; chop mark example with chips to foot; shallow bowl with spider crack; other small chips, glazing crazing, scratches