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A FAMILLE ROSE BOWL
A FAMILLE ROSE BOWL

QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1736)

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A FAMILLE ROSE BOWL
QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1736)
The deep sides flaring towards the slightly everted rim, the exterior well painted with fruiting and flowering melon vine and bamboo which continue over the rim into the interior, the ripe melons bursting open to expose the seeds, with a pink butterfly fluttering around the vine on the exterior and interior
4 5/16 in. (11 cm.) diam., wood stand
Provenance
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 24 November 1987, lot 191.

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Lot Essay

A pair of similar Qianlong-marked bowls is in the Percival David Foundation, one illustrated by Lady David, Illustrated Catalogue of Ch'ing Enamelled Ware, 1973, no. 897, the other (no. 898) in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 6, Tokyo/New York/San Francisco, 1982, no. 274; and another in the Musée Guimet, Paris, is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 7, 1981, col. pl. 91.

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