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A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'SQUIRREL AND GRAPE' BOWL
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A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'SQUIRREL AND GRAPE' BOWL

QIANLONG UNDERGLAZE-BLUE SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'SQUIRREL AND GRAPE' BOWL
QIANLONG UNDERGLAZE-BLUE SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior delicately painted in various shades of cobalt blue with a continuous scene depicting squirrels clambering on leafy fruiting grapevines
9 in. (22.8 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Property from an Important Asian Collection.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 23 May 1978, lot 114.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

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Lot Essay

The motif of squirrels with trailing grape vines is considered auspicious as it may be considered as a rebus for a wish of progeny and for ceaseless generations of sons and grandsons.

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