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Subject:CIRCA MID-19TH CENTURY? DRAGON PHOENIX BOWL
Posted By: Bill H Mon, Jan 02, 2023 IP: 64.187.128.224

Here's another one of those porcelain uncertainties on which I'm seeking other perspectives. I think this 8.5 inch diameter dragon-phoenix bowl might be mid-19th century, Xianfeng reign before the Taiping Rebels laid waste to Jingdezhen, when many of the Minyao (popular kiln) porcelains from Jingdezhen were still this well-made, glazed and painted. Also, this form of five-claw dragon was coming into vogue about that time alongside 4-clawed examples of the same design from the late Daoguang period. Note the dragon scales are well-defined, whereas during the remainder of the 19th century the Minyao kilns mostly used the crosshatch & dot method of suggesting the scales.

Be that as it may, I have never seen this kind of bowl since acquiring this one from a longtime and reliable Hong Kong dealer. All comments to the contrary or otherwise would be welcome.

Best regards,

Bill H.







Subject:Re: CIRCA MID-19TH CENTURY? DRAGON PHOENIX BOWL
Posted By: Mark Adams Tue, Jan 03, 2023

Hi Bill H,
It's a really beautiful dragon and phoenix bowl you have posted.
I actually reached out to a friend of mine for his thoughts.
Both he and myself agree with you that it's mid 19th century.
The blue is very typical. The other colour combination is very unusual.
Regards,
[email protected]

Subject:Re: CIRCA MID-19TH CENTURY? DRAGON PHOENIX BOWL
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Jan 03, 2023

Much obliged to you and your friend, Mark. Load off my mind.

Cheers,

Bill H.


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