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Blue and White Octagonal Bowl

Kangxi period

Description

Decorated on each side with one of the famed Eight Scholars of the Winecup.
Each is posed in a scene related to the enjoyment and consumption of wine.  All finely painted in deep underglaze cobalt blue.
Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722
Diameter: 8 ¼ inches (21 cm.)
A very similar example is in the Palace Museum, Beijing.

 

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