• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 200

    A FINE BLUE AND WHITE 'BUDDHIST EMBLEMS' BOWL

    QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)

    Price Realised  

    A FINE BLUE AND WHITE 'BUDDHIST EMBLEMS' BOWL
    QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)
    With deep rounded sides, painted around the exterior with four roundels at the cardinal points each enclosing a character of the greeting wan shou wu jiang, 'boundless longevity', amidst lotus scrolls and the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, the interior with a central shou roundel encircled by the eight emblems
    7¼ in. (18.3 cm.) diam.


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    A bowl of this size and pattern and of the same period in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, was included in the exhibition, Good Fortune, Long Life, Health, and Peace: A Special Exhibition of Porcelains with Auspicious Designs, Taipei, 1995, and illustrated in the Catalogue, p. 98, no. 24.

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