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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 616

    A FLAMBÉ-GLAZED NARCISSUS BOWL

    18TH-19TH CENTURY

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    A FLAMBÉ-GLAZED NARCISSUS BOWL
    18TH-19TH CENTURY
    The bowl is supported on three short feet and the rim is embellished with a band of raised bosses. It is covered all over in an unctuous flambé glaze thinning to a pale mushroom tone at the rim. The base is marked with the character er, that may be translated as "two".
    7 7/8 in. (19.5 cm.) diam.


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    Narcissus bowls such as the present one were inspired by earlier imperial Jun ware examples dating to the Yuan (1279-1368) and Ming (1368-1644) dynasties, which were also incised or stamped with Chinese numerals to the base. The numbers were indications for pairing flower pots with stands and also appear to have an indirectly proportional relationship with the sizes of the vessels, with ten representing the smallest and one the largest.

    Provenance

    Property from a Private English Collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION