6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A FINELY PAINTED ENAMEL BOWL, YONGZHENG/QIANLONG (1723/95)
painted with dragons chasing around the interior of the bowl amongst scrolling clouds, the central well with a bat in flight amongst fruiting gourd and peach, the exterior with flowering chrysanthemum, peony and prunus issuing from the rim and above a band of stylised stiff petal motif, pink enamelled mark to base -- 5¼in. (14cm.) wide.
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