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A REVERSE-DECORATED CORAL-GROUND BOWL
QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD

The bowl is decorated on the exterior with a rich pattern of conjoined foliate arabesques enclosing peony blossoms in the upper register and lotus blossoms in the lower, all detailed in fine iron-red lines and reserved in white on a dark coral ground, interior glazed white
5 in. (12.9 cm.) diam., box

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A pair of Qianlong-marked bowls of this pattern was included in the exhibition, Qing Mark and Period Monochrome and Two-Coloured Wares, S. Marchant & Son, London, Catalogue, 1992, p. 61, no. 48. Another in the Percival David Foundation is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 6, Tokyo, 1982, col. pl. 94; and three in the Roemer Museum, Hildesheim, are illustrated by Ulrich Wiesner, Chinesisches Porzellan in the Ohlmer Collection, Mainz am Rhein, 1981, p. 192, nos. 130-132.

(US$4,000-6,000)

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