A blue and white bowl
Kangxi period (1662-1722)
The bowl with rounded sides and everted rim is painted around the exterior is in various tones of blue with two pairs of descending phoenixes interspersed with two umbrellas and sprays of peony. The rim is painted is painted on either side with further peony sprays and the interior with a central medallion enclosing a phoenix amidst peony.
20.7 cm diameter
Sotheby Mak Van Waay, Amsterdam, 21 mei 1981, lot 99
A Dutch private collection