Porcelain, China. Qing-dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722)
Rounded walls on a slightly outwardly slanted foot. The bowl uniformly glazed brown on the outside as was typical for the period. At the bottom of the well, inside two concentric circles, painted blossoms and foliage similar to those on the walls, though with more branches. In the foot a stylized, floral mark inside two concentric circles. Slight signs of aging; good, original condition.
Expertise: Wolfmar Zacken
Sohel Chawla was a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great commitment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale.
Provenance: "From the collection of the Viennese pianist Jörg Demus
Dimensions: HEIGHT 6,8 CM, DIAMETER 14,5 CM