15 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 14,900
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
A LARGE CELADON BOWL, UNDERGLAZE BLUE QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
the interior incised with a central peony spray below a band of peony meander in the well and a key-fret border at the rim, the exterior relief-decorated with similar meander below a narrow foliate scroll border, covered in a slightly blue-green glaze -- 6.3in. (16.2cm.) diam., wood stand.
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Compare similar bowls sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28 November 2006, lot 1587, and 29 May 2007, lot 1526; and at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008, lot 641.
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Purchased from John Sparks Ltd., London, on 16 July 1954 for £58.00.
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