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A BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE FRIENDS' STEMBOWL
MING DYNASTY, CHENGHUA PERIOD
Estimate
1,000,0001,500,000
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41
A BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE FRIENDS' STEMBOWL
MING DYNASTY, CHENGHUA PERIOD
Estimate
1,000,0001,500,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE FRIENDS' STEMBOWL
MING DYNASTY, CHENGHUA PERIOD
the bowl with wide flaring sides supported on a tall, slightly splayed stem, the interior centred with a medallion showing the 'Three Friends of Winter,' a tall pine tree with two stems of bamboo and prunus branches growing from an uneven ground, all encircled by a double-line border repeated at the rim, the walls left plain, the exterior similarly decorated with twisted pine bearing clusters of needles, a gnarled prunus tree and three shoots of bamboo, interspersed with flowering shrubs and lingzhi on the ground and clouds above, all between double-line borders, the base of the stem encircled with a band of key-fret, the fine porcelain body deftly painted in shades of soft cobalt blue and covered overall with a smooth glossy glaze
15.8 cm., 6 1/4 in.
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Exhibited

Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, The British Museum, London, 1994.

Literature

Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 2, no. 679.

Catalogue Note

A stembowl of this design from the Qing court collection and still in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Blue and White Porcelain with Underglazed Red, vol. 2, Shanghai, 2000, pl. 30, where it is attributed to the Chenghua period; another from the collection of F.B.C. Bravington, sold four times in our rooms (in London 7th February 1967, lot 84, and 1st April 1974, lot 199, and in Hong Kong, 28th November 1979, lot 92, and 17th May 1988, lot 26), is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art from the Herzman collection, illustrated in Suzanne G. Valenstein, The Herzman Collection of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1992, pl. 68, also attributed to the Chenghua period. Another stem bowl of this design was sold at Christie’s London, 10th June 1991, lot 121.

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

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Hong Kong