26 March 2010
A BLUE AND WHITE DEEP BOWL
QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
With steep sides rising to the slightly flared, rounded rim, painted around the exterior with four characters reading shan gao shui chang within linked ruyi head-form roundels, surrounded by lotus scroll and a band of the bajixiang, between a petal lappet border below and classic scroll beneath the rim, the interior painted with a single shou character encircled by the bajixiang and double line borders
7 5/16 in. (18.6 cm.) diam.
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The characters may be translated as, 'The mountain is high and the river is long'.
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