London, South Kensington
12 November 2010
A BLUE AND WHITE BUDDHIST EMBLEMS BOWL
QIANLONG UNDERGLAZE BLUE SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
Painted to the exterior with the eight Buddhist emblems bajixiang tied with fluttering ribbons, above scrolling lotus motifs, the foot and inner mouth rim encircled by wave bands, the interior roundel painted with a double-vajra surrounded by further fluttering ribbons
10 1/8in. (25.8cm.) diam.
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A Qianlong bowl of this pattern is illustrated in Porcelain of the National Palace Museum. Blue-and-White Ware of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Book II, 1968, pl. 25.
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