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    Sale 7621

    A Private English Collection of White Jade Carvings & Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    4 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 190

    A FINE AND RARE MOULDED CLAIR-DE-LUNE-GLAZED 'BATS' BOWLS

    UNDERGLAZE-BLUE YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE-CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-35)

    Price Realised  

    A FINE AND RARE MOULDED CLAIR-DE-LUNE-GLAZED 'BATS' BOWLS
    UNDERGLAZE-BLUE YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE-CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-35)
    With flaring sides, crisply moulded in shallow relief with five bats, wufu, in different attitudes of flight, the details of their ribbed bodies and extended wings well defined, below incised double lines at the mouth rim, all under a very pale blue glaze
    6 in. (15.2 cm) diam.


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    A Yongzheng bowl of this unusual design in the Victoria and Albert Museum, illustrated by W. B. Honey, Ceramic Art of China and Other Countries of the Far East, London, 1945, pl. 118(a); another bowl is illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994, pl. 855; a pair included in the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, 1935-36, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1935-1936, is illustrated in the Catalogue, nos. 2223 and 2225; and another single bowl from the Jingguantang collection, sold in our Hong Kong rooms 3 November 1996, lot 568.

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    Provenance

    John Laycock Collection, Singapore.