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An exceptional and rare blue and white 'floral' bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period | 明永樂 青花花卉紋蓮子盌

Estimate:

300,000

to
- 500,000 USD

An exceptional and rare blue and white 'floral' bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period | 明永樂 青花花卉紋蓮子盌

An exceptional and rare blue and white 'floral' bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period | 明永樂 青花花卉紋蓮子盌

Estimate:

300,000

to
- 500,000 USD

Lot sold:

721,800

USD

An exceptional and rare blue and white 'floral' bowl

Ming dynasty, Yongle period

明永樂 青花花卉紋蓮子盌


delicately potted in the shape of a lotus bud (lianzi) or chicken heart (jixin), with deep rounded sides and a pointed base resting on a short, narrow foot, finely painted in rich tones of cobalt blue accented with characteristic 'heaping and piling', the interior decorated with a central medallion enclosing a formalized quatrefoil motif encircled by a narrow band of alternating stylized florets formed of dots and leaves, and further wreathed by elaborate interlocking strapwork forming heart-shaped petals enclosing trefoils, the cavetto with eight dianthus blossoms borne on undulating leafy foliate scrolls, all below a row of pendent trefoils and a band of zigzag lines and clusters of circles around the rim, the exterior painted with four blossoms of lotus, peony, chrysanthemum, and pomegranate flower, alternating with four emblems of zabao (miscellaneous treasures) including the ingot, double horns, coral branch, and yinyang castanets, between interlinked pendent trefoils and upright slender petals surmounted by trefoils, all bordered by a band of lotus scrolls around the rim and classic scrolls encircling the foot


Diameter 6 ¼ in., 16 cm

In overall very good condition, except for a minute shallow 0.3 cm chip to the outer rim and minor characteristic warping to rim. Some expected light wear and minor firing imperfections, including a few faint glaze lines encircling the base, all consistent with age and type.


整體品相良好。外口沿見一0.3公分微小淺磕。口沿略欠規整。見些許正常細微磨損及輕微窰燒瑕疵,包括內足壁與底連接處見幾道微細釉紋,均與其年代及品類相符。


In overall very good condition, except for a minute shallow 0.3 cm chip to the outer rim and minor characteristic warping to rim. Some expected light wear and minor firing imperfections, including a few faint glaze lines encircling the base, all consistent with age and type.


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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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.


我們很高興為您提供上述拍品狀況報告。由於敝公司非專業修復人員,在此敦促您徵詢其他專業修復人員,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。


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American Private Collection, acquired in Connecticut.


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美國私人收藏,購於康州