An exceptionally rare white-glazed 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' stem bowl, Mark and period of Xuande | 明宣德 白釉暗花纏枝蓮托八吉祥紋高足盌 《大明宣德年製》款
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An exceptionally rare white-glazed 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' stem bowl
Mark and period of Xuande
明宣德 白釉暗花纏枝蓮托八吉祥紋高足盌 《大明宣德年製》款
well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a cylindrical foot to a metal-bound rim, faintly incised to the exterior with the 'eight Buddhist emblems', each emblem encircled by a scrolling lotus stem meandering around the vessel, all above a border of petal lappets and a band of foliate scroll at the foot, covered overall with a blue-tinged white glaze, the center of the interior with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle
Diameter 6¼ in., 15.9 cm
The rim bound with metal possibly to cover small chips and flakes, with a crescent shaped restoration, measuring approx. 2x1.2 cm, with associated over-spray and over-paintings. A very small star-shaped glaze crack to the interior, and a flake chip to the foot rim.
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Collection of E. E. Shahmoon.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 16th-17th January 1976, lot 333.
Acquired by the grandfather of the present owner from the above, and thence by descent.
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蘇富比 Parke Bernet，紐約，1976年1月16至17日，編號333