A closely related bowl with similar gilt-decorated interior and bearing a Kangxi shangwan ('Appreciated by the Kangxi Emperor') mark on its base, was sold in these rooms, 29th November 1978, lot 393, and again, 8th October 2010, lot 2185, from the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection. See also two related bowls, but with black-lacquered interiors without gilt decorations, from the collection of Mary and George Bloch, sold in these rooms, 23rd October 2005, lots 76 and 128. Another bowl of the type, in the Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection, Seattle Art Museum, is illustrated in J. M. Addis, 'Impressed gourds', Oriental Art, vol. x, Spring 1964, p. 28, fig. 2. Compare also two Kangxi bowls but with cinnabar lacquered interiors sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29th April 2002, lot 523, and 7th July 2003, lot 532.
The tradition of making such bowls continued in the 18th century with the Kangxi bowls serving as the blueprint for Qianlong period vessels; see three from the collection of Sir John Addis and now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, published in Craig Clunas, Chinese Carving, Singapore, 1996, one bearing the Qianlong shangwan ('Appreciated by the Qianlong Emperor') mark on the base, pl. 79; one with an identical mark but with an everted rim, pl. 80; and a third unmarked example attributed to the 18th century, pl. 82. A fourth example from the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection bearing the Qianlong shangwan mark was sold in these rooms 8th October 2009, lot 1815.
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