3646
3646

PROPERTY OF A LADY

A RARE YELLOW-GROUND AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE 'FLORAL' BOWL
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
Estimate
2,800,0003,200,000
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3646

PROPERTY OF A LADY

A RARE YELLOW-GROUND AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE 'FLORAL' BOWL
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
Estimate
2,800,0003,200,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE YELLOW-GROUND AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE 'FLORAL' BOWL
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
superbly potted with rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a flat everted rim, the interior centred with an underglaze-blue medallion enclosing a stylised floral bloom, encircled around the cavetto with six detached floral blooms borne on a leafy stem, including lotus and chrysanthemum, the exterior similarly adorned with six detached floral blooms, all between key-fret and classic scroll bands encircling the rim and foot respectively, all against a bright yellow ground save for the six-character reign mark within a double circle reserved against white inscribed to the base
25.9 cm, 10 1/8  in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 11th April 2008, lot 2916

Catalogue Note

Compare a bowl of similar form but of mark and period of Qianlong in the Nanjing Museum, exhibited in Qing Imperial Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Reigns, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1995, cat. no. 79. See also a Qianlong bowl of this design from the Van Slyke collection sold in these rooms, 31st May 1989, lot 182; and another from the collection of Edward T. Chow, sold in these rooms, 25th November 1980, lot 154, and again at Christie's New York, 4th June 1987, lot 296.

For the inspiration of this design, compare the interior of the flared bowl with a Xuande reign mark, illustrated in the revised Sekai tōji zenshū/Ceramic Art of the World, vol. 14: Ming, Tokyo, 1976, pls 28 and 29. 

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