A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'BAJIXIANG' BOWL
YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD
清雍正 青花纏枝番蓮托八吉祥紋大盌 《大清雍正年製》款
with deep rounded sides supported on a gently tapered foot, rising to a wide rim, richly painted around the exterior in shades of deep cobalt blue accented by 'heaping and piling' with a row of beribboned bajixiang ('Eight Buddhst Emblems'), each resting atop a large lotus bloom wreathed in scrolling foliage, all above a lappet border and tumultuous waves, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a double vajra and collared with a band of cresting waves around the rim, the base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue within a double circle
Diameter 26.1 cm, 10¼ in.
The bowl is in overall very good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."