July 27, 2012 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


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Pair of Important Kangxi Chargers

Chinese, Kangxi Mark and Period.  A pair of porcelain dragon chargers, the interior bowl and exterior rim having five-clawed dragons chasing a fiery pearl surrounded by wispy clouds in yellow on a blue ground, with six-character Kangxi mark within double rings in sharp blue on underside, housed in a two-drawer box; dia. of each 9.5 in.  Additional Note: A pair of these chargers is listed in the Illustrated Catalog of the Tokyo National Museum: Chinese Ceramics, vol II, Tokyo, 1990, catalogue #579.  Also, for a compaprable example, please see Sotheby's Hong Kong sale of April 11, 2008, lot 2917.

Provenance:From a Private Family Collection in Ohio; acquired in the early 1960's.

Condition:Original condition.  Clean under blacklight and without any restoration.

Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$274,500
07/28/2012

 

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