18 June 2002
A BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE FRIENDS' BOWL
Underglaze-blue Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-95)
With rounded sides rising from a high straight foot, the exterior painted with the 'Three Friends of Winter', pine, prunus and bamboo issuing from the base, the interior with a cloud-scroll in the medallion
5 1/8 in. (13.2 cm.) diam.
Sold in London, 12 December 1989, lot 325
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Oriental Ceramic Society, The Arts of the Ch'ing Dynasty, London, 1964, Catalogue no. 119
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