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AN EXTREMELY FINE AND MAGNIFICENT IMPERIAL FALANGCAI 'POPPY' BOWL BLUE-ENAMEL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG |

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exquisitely potted with deep rounded sides resting on a straight foot and gracefully tapering to an everted rim, the immaculate white porcelain of translucent quality, the exterior delicately and meticulously painted in finely ground and blended imported enamels with a group of poppies issuing forth from dense rockwork while a single yellow butterfly flutters overhead, the continuous scene further adorned with tender yellow, pink and lavender blossoms elegantly borne on undulating stems painted in various shades of lime and fern green, each individual bloom vibrantly detailed with subtle veining and lemon-yellow speckled stamens, the yellow butterfly depicted floating above with its body and wings striped in black, the latter further accentuated with a red circular spot, all contrasting with the gnarled roughness of the punctured and craggy rocks, the reverse inscribed with a fourteen-character poem flanked by three iron-red seal marks, the interior enamelled with a young branch of finger-citron, an apple and three cherries, the base inscribed in blue enamel with a four-character mark within a double square
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