Kangxi Pair of Doucai Bowls

Chinese early 18th century rare pair of Doucai Bowls made during the reign of the Emperor Kangxi at the kilns at Jingdezhen.
painted to the outside with swimming golden carp - gold fish - I a pool with lotus and lilies. They are painted in a vertically striped water representing ripples. The inside has plain sides and to the base the pattern is repeated with a single fish in the water with lotus and lilies.
the base has a double circle around an apocryphal earlier Ming mark for the Emperor Xuande. The mark is to honour not to deceive
The pattern with gold fish and lotus represents a wish for gold in abundance with wishes for gold and jade in particular.
Excellent quality
From a private English collection
One bowl has a neatly filled small filled chip to the foot rim and a firing small area of discolouration to the rim of the bowl in a small area
second bowl has a few very neatly filled very shallow fits to the rim and a very small filled hair line to the inside
Item Number 710


Material porcelain
Age 1662 to 1722
Dimensions Height 8.00 cm  (3.15 inches)  
Diameter 18.00 cm  (7.09 inches)