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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1774

    A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE ENAMELLED 'LANDSCAPE' BOWL

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    A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE ENAMELLED 'LANDSCAPE' BOWL
    JIAQING IRON-RED SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820)

    The rounded sides supported on a short foot and rising to a flaring rim, finely enamelled to the exterior in famille rose and famille verte palettes depicting the famous waterfall at Lushan, lushan pubu, the reverse inscribed with a corresponding poem by Li Bai in praise of the Lu Shan waterfall
    7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) diam.


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    The present bowl would probably have belonged to a set of ten such as the set of Jiaqing 'landscape' bowls of slightly different form sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 April 2001, lot 517 which included one depicting the same scene of the Lu Shan waterfall. A series of 'Landscape' bowls commissioned in sets of ten were produced from the Jiaqing period onwards; these are listed by Geng Baochang in Mingqing Ciqi Jianding, Hong Kong, 1993, p. 293, as the West Lake in Hangzhou, the Yangzi River, Mount Lu and the Dongting Lake, Hunan province.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN GENTLEMAN