6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 1,000
AN IRON-RED DECORATED SQUARE SECTIONED BOWL, XIANFENG MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1851-1861)
painted to the exterior with geometrically designed confronting dragon motifs between bands of stylised petal and ruyi-head borders, the interior turquoise, Xianfeng iron-red seal mark to base on a turquoise ground -- 6¾in. (17.2cm.) wide.
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From an English private collection acquired in China during the 1940's.
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