A CORAL-RED RESERVE-DECORATED 'FLORAL' BOWL, QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
A CORAL-RED RESERVE-DECORATED 'FLORAL' BOWL
QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
清乾隆 珊瑚紅地留白纏枝花卉紋盌 《大清乾隆年製》款
finely potted with deeply rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, richly patterned with lively scrolling stems issuing broad, curling leaves bearing peony flowerheads alternating with stylized lotus blossoms all reserved against a vibrant coral-red ground, the petals and leaves finely detailed with iron-red lines, the interior glazed white, the white-glazed base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark
Diameter 5⅛ in., 12.9 cm
The mouthrim is slightly polished and has multiple restored chips and another small chip, with associated overspray covering upper half of the exterior body. Old glue residue to the base and interior. The footring has minor nicks.
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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.
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Purchased in the 1990s (by repute), and thence by descent.