A RARE CELADON-GLAZED 'RIBBED' BOWL
QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
清乾隆 青釉瓜棱式高足盌 《大清乾隆年製》款
the gently rounded body sweeping up from a splayed foot to a wide flared rim, the exterior deftly divided into narrow vertical ribs, covered overall save for the base with a translucent bluish sea-green glaze, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark
Diameter 15.3 cm, 6 in.
There are two small glaze firing imperfection to the inside of the bowl. Otherwise the bowl is in very good overall 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."