A fine Chinese blue and white Xi Xiang Ji 'temple scene' shallow bowl, Jiajing mark, Kangxi

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Dia.: 16,1 cm

Condition: (UV-checked)
- In excellent condition.

The dish is decorated with a scene from 'The Romance of the Western Chamber', Xi Xiang Ji, depicting the scene at the Buddhist Pu Jiu temple where Zhang Sheng meets Cui Yingying and her mother, surrounded by Buddhist monks playing instruments before an altar. Inscribed with a two-line inscription describing the scene.
The inscription reads: Zhong sheng Fo Hao, ban tian feng yu sa song shao, which has been translated by S.I. Hsiung in: 'The Romance of the Western Chamber (Xi Xiang Ji)', New York, 1968, p. 42, as follows:
'The ringing of the bell, and the invocation to Buddha;
Are like a sudden storm of wind and rain among the pine trees.'

Ref: S. Little, Chinese Ceramics of the Transitional Period 1620-1683, New York, 1984, no. 54, pp. 118-119.

Exhibited:
- China Institute in America, New York, New York, Chinese Ceramics of the Transitional Period 1620-1683, 21 October 1983-29 January 1984
- Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, Chinese Ceramics of the Transitional Period 1620-1683, 26 May-26 August 1984

Provenance:
- The collection of Mason Wang, Potomac, Maryland, USA.
- Christie's, Hong Kong, April 5, 2016, lot 122.
- Acquired from Feng-Chun Ma Chinese & Japanese Art.

Price incl. premium: € 51.000