A BLUE AND WHITE 'BIRTHDAY' BOWL, QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD | 清乾隆 青花纏枝蓮托八吉祥紋「萬壽無疆」盌 《大清乾隆年製》款
PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
A BLUE AND WHITE 'BIRTHDAY' BOWL
QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
清乾隆 青花纏枝蓮托八吉祥紋「萬壽無疆」盌 《大清乾隆年製》款
with steeply rounded sides rising to an everted rim, painted around the body in tones of deep cobalt blue with four ruyi-bordered roundels enclosing four stylised characters reading Wanshou wujiang (boundless long life), interspersed amongst lotus sprays and beribboned bajixiang, all between a classic scroll and a lappet band, the interior with further emblems surrounding a single stylised shou character, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue
Diameter 18 cm, 7⅛ in.
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The rim has been polished, and there is some very light wear to the surface.
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