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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3241

    A FINE FAMILLE ROSE 'SANDUO' BOWL

    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A FINE FAMILLE ROSE 'SANDUO' BOWL
    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The bowl is enamelled on the exterior with three detached fruiting sprays including lychee, pomegranate and peach, forming the 'Three Abundances'.
    6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam.


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    A similar Qianlong-marked bowl was included by The Chinese University of Hong Kong in their exhibition of Ching Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection, 1973, no. 106, another example is included by Gordon Lang in The Powell-Cotton Collection of Chinese Ceramics, 1998, no. 88, pl. 16; a further pair of bowls of this pattern are illustrated by Torataro Yoneyama in Qing Porcelain in the Seikado Bunko Collection, 2006, no. 43, pp. 54-5.

    Provenance

    Private American collection
    S. Marchant & Son, London
    Collection of an English Lord, acquired on 12 June, 1998