A rare Chinese blue and underglaze red bowl with carps and marine animals, Kangxi mark and of the period


The exterior of the bowl with a bright cobalt blue design of two carps and two stickelbacks surrounded by aquatic motifs and small flowers with details enhanced with copper red, the interior decorated with a central medallion sheltering a large carp in copper red bounding high waves and sunset on the background, surrounded by a border of sea creatures and floral motifs, six-character Kangxi mark and of the period.

Dia.: 18,5 cm - H.: 9 cm

See also: Sotheby's, Paris, June 12, 2013, lot 68, for a nearly identical bowl. (link)

Condition: (UV checked)
- Generally in good condition.
- The rim slightly polished, with a superficial chip of ca. 6 x 8 mm between 4 and 5 o'clock, and one of ca. 2 x 1 mm at ca. 6 o'clock, both on the outside of the rim.

Price incl. premium: € 12.750