Christie's Hong Kong, 30th October 2001, lot 851.
Brightly enamelled with a bold and intricate design of flowers, the present bowl belongs to a group of wares that continued in the Qianlong tradition. A closely related bowl from the British Rail Pension Fund was sold in these rooms, 16th May 1989, lot 83; and another was also sold in these rooms, 8th October 2010, lot 2698. Compare also a slightly larger example from the Qing Court collection and still in Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Porcelain with Cloisonné Enamel Decoration and Famille Rose Design, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 181.
For a Qianlong prototype to this bowl see a bowl published in Ming Qing ciqi jianding, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 485.
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