A Qianlong bowl of this form and decoration is illustrated in Ming Qing ciqi jianding, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 149, where it is noted that these bowls were made in imitation of wooden bowls used by Tibetan lamas which were often lined in silver of silver-gilt. See also two related bowls sold in these rooms, 9th October 2007, lot 1530, and 31st October 2004, lot 224; and a slightly larger example of slightly shallower form published in R.L. Hobson, The Eumorphopoulos Collection, vol. 5, London, 1927, pl. LXXI, no. E440.
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