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A blue and white 'phoenix and peony' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722).

20 000 - 30 000 SEK
1 770 - 2 650 EUR
1 880 - 2 820 USD
Hammer price
26 000 SEK
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Cecilia Nordström
Cecilia Nordström
Head Specialist Asian Ceramics and Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
+46 (0)739 40 08 02
A blue and white 'phoenix and peony' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722).

Rounded sides, double footrim, decorated in a vibrant underglaze blue with a phoenix bird in a garden in full bloom. Diameter 33.5 cm.

Fritting, slightly polished rim.


Property of a private Finnish Collection.

The collection was formed between 1980-2020, the collector has had an interest in China and Chinese Works of Art since childhood, growing up in Beijing. He returned to China in grownup years for work, he came to live in China altogether more than 40 years. His love of China, and Chinese works of art is mirrored in the collection and being an academic collector, he never got tired of learning more about the subject by studying literature, attending lectures, visiting museums, auction houses and befriending curators from Peking, Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Stockholm. The collection consists of both Chinese ceramics and textiles, This being part 1.

Purchased at Christies, Sale 2584, lot no 148.


Compare a dish of this topic and size in the British Museum, Museum number Franks.169.

More information

There is a saying in Chinese culture: peonies and phoenixes together are a symbol of ultimate happiness and richness..

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