A FAMILLE-ROSE 'BUTTERFLY AND FLOWER' BOWL
YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD
清雍正 粉彩蝶戀花紋盌 《大清雍正年製》款
the deep rounded side rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, enamelled around the exterior in varying tones of yellow and pink with overlapping leafy stems of hibiscus and rose blossoms and a butterfly hovering by, the base with a six-character reign mark within a double circle in underglaze blue
Diameter 12.3 cm, 4⅞ in.
The bowl has very minor enamel flakes to the tip of one petal and one flower and some very minor glaze scratches.
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