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A FINE AND LARGE CELADON-GLAZED BOWL CARVED WITH FLOWER AND FRUIT SPRAYS
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
Estimate
2,000,0002,500,000
LOT SOLD. 2,900,000 HKD
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A FINE AND LARGE CELADON-GLAZED BOWL CARVED WITH FLOWER AND FRUIT SPRAYS
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
Estimate
2,000,0002,500,000
LOT SOLD. 2,900,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Meiyintang Collection, Part IV - An Important Selection of Imperial Chinese Porcelains

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A FINE AND LARGE CELADON-GLAZED BOWL CARVED WITH FLOWER AND FRUIT SPRAYS
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a wide flaring rim, the exterior exquisitely carved and emphasized with incised details with the flowers of the four seasons, depicting branches of peony with attendant smaller flowers, a spray of lotus with large blooms, buds and a pad, a sprig of hibiscus together with asters, and a prunus branch and camellias, all rising from above the foot and interspersed with fruiting boughs of peach, lychee, pomegranate and finger citron, covered overall with a deep sea-green celadon glaze thinning to a paler tone on the carved areas and at the rim, the interior left uncarved, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue
34.3 cm., 13 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Jingguantang Collection, The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong.
Christie’s Hong Kong, 3rd November 1996, lot 570.
Eskenazi Ltd, London.

Literature

The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1991, pl. 127.
The Tsui Museum of Art. Chinese Ceramics IV: Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1995, pl. 36.
Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 4, no. 1804.

Catalogue Note

Bowls of this form and with this design of flowers and fruits of the four seasons were made in both Yongzheng (AD 1723-35) and Qianlong (AD 1736-95) periods, the former also with the reign mark inscribed in seal script, but usually with a celadon glaze of more bluish tone. A Yongzheng example from the Anthony de Rothschild collection is illustrated in Regina Krahl, The Anthony de Rothschild Collection of Chinese Ceramics, vol. 2, n. p., 1996, no. 144; another from the Hall Family Collection was sold in these rooms, 2nd May 2000, lot 543.

The Meiyintang Collection, Part IV - An Important Selection of Imperial Chinese Porcelains

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Hong Kong