Lot 523
  • 523

A FAMILLE-ROSE 'FLORAL' BOWLTHE PORCELAIN YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIODTHE ENAMELS LATER-ADDED

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 USD
Sold
100,000 USD
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Description

the rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a subtly lipped rim, the exterior later-painted in brilliant enamels with a rocky outcrop in the center of a garden in full bloom, a gnarled osmanthus tree growing to one side issuing tiny yellow blossoms amidst verdant leaves, tall peony stems towering above the other plants, their slender shoots bending under the weight of massive blossoms and buds poised to burst open, sprigs of blue aster and other varietals thriving below, a poetic inscription at the opposite side of the bowl reading zhi sheng wu Xian yue, hua man zi ran qiu ('branches nurtured for month upon month, flowers in full bloom, but now autumn'), the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle
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