Asian Art Auction

December 02, 2013

LOT 189

Lot 189

Blue and White Dragon Bowl, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Blue and White Dragon Bowl, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Lot 189 Details
Blue and White Dragon Bowl, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Contained between a double blue line border along the everted rim and a lingzhi head border surrounding the base, four sinuous dragons pattern the exterior together with several lotus sprays, the interior similarly decorated and with a double vajra in the cavetto
diameter 8" — 20.2 cm.
six-character mark ‘Yi Shi Bao Ding Zhi Bao’

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $12,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Blue and White Dragon Bowl, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
  • Blue and White Dragon Bowl, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
  • Blue and White Dragon Bowl, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Chinese Porcelain from the Estate of Eleanor Moorhouse (Lots 181-202)
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Eleanor Moorhouse (1915-2005) was a geologist, with degrees from Smith College and Cornell University; a homemaker for her Canadian geologist husband, Walter Wilson Moorhouse, and their two children; a real estate agent; an editor of geological reports; a world traveler (more than 50 countries); a lover of art and architecture and an avid collector. Her first major foray into antiques involved Canadiana pressed glass. Following her husband’s death in 1969, she began to explore and collect Chinese blue and white porcelain, Japanese prints, Persian carpets, Arts and Crafts-period glass and lamps, and, in the last few years of her life, art glass by young Canadian artists, whom she enjoyed meeting and helping through her purchases. She acquired her Chinese porcelain collection in the early 1970s, purchasing many of the pieces at Frank Crane’s The Hundred Antiques shop on Toronto’s Church St.


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LOT 189

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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