ipadeventadmin — A Magnificent Falangcai Bowl From the Collection of Dr. Alice Cheng

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Following the sale of a small group of exceptional Qing porcelains last October, collector and philanthropist Dr. Alice Cheng offered another masterpiece from her collection, an Imperial Falangcai Ruby-ground ‘Lotus Bowl’ with a blue enamel Kangxi Yuzhi mark (1662 - 1722). The market for rare Chinese ceramics proved its strength yet again, and the ‘Lotus Bowl’ sold for HK$74 million/US$9.5 million, a remarkable 140 times its original purchase price.

First appearing at auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in 1983 for our 10th anniversary sale, it was once owned by Cheng's brother, the celebrated antique dealer and collector Robert Chang.

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