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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1698

    A FINE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE STEM BOWL

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    A FINE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE STEM BOWL
    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

    The deep bowl with rounded sides and flaring rim raised on a spreading stem, the exterior painted in deep tones of cobalt blue with eight lança characters beneath a band of classic lotus bloom roundels borne on scrolling stems around the rim, the band repeated around the tall spreading foot below flame lappets encircling the base of the bowl
    6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) diam.


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    A similar example from the Musee Guimet is illustrated by Beurdeley and Raindre, Qing Porcelain, London, 1987, p. 128, no. 171 and in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 7, fig. 180. Another from the Tsui Art Foundation was included in the special exhibition, Gems of Chinese Art, Singapore, 1992, Catalogue, no. 97. A third was included in the exhibition, Selected Pieces from the Collections of the ROC Society of Collectors, Singapore, 1989, Catalogue, no. 115, while a fourth was sold at Christie's New York, 21 September 1995, lot 623 and another at Christie's Paris, 23 November 2004, lot 270.

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