Chinese imperial porcelain bowl with gently flared rim painted on the exterior with five underglaze copper-red five-clawed dragon medallions, the well of the interior with another.

5 3/4 inches, 14.7 cm diameter.

The base with a six-character mark of Kangxi within a double ring and of the period, circa 1720.

  • Formerly in the Stephen Junkunc III Collection.
  • Purchased from Nagatani, Chicago, 1955.
  • Sold by Christie’s, New York, in their auction Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from a Private American Collection, 21st September 1995, no. 224.
  • Included by Marchant in their exhibition Imperial Porcelain of Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong, 1996, no. 9, pp. 22-3.
  • Formerly in the Mrs Harriet Szechenyi Collection, Switzerland.
  • Sold by Bonhams, London, in their auction Fine Chinese Art, 10th November 2011, lot. 138.
  • Included by Marchant in their catalogue Recent Acquisitions, 2012, no. 13, pp. 34-35.
  • A similar example is illustrated by John Ayers in The Baur Collection, Geneva, Chinese Ceramics, Volume Four, no. A530, and again by John Ayers in Chinese Ceramics in the Baur Collection, Volume 2, no. 145 (A520), p.21; a further example is published by Regina Krahl in Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume Two, no. 732, p. 108, and was sold by Sotheby’s, Hong Kong, in their auction The Meiyintang Collection Part II, 5th October 2011, no. 33, pp. 166-7; another is illustrated by Wang Qingzheng in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, no. 74, p. 111.
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