15 September 2016
This lot is offered without a reserve
A BLUE-ENAMELED BOWL
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND PROBABLY LATE IN THE PERIOD
With rounded sides rising to the slightly everted rim, the exterior is decorated in blue enamel with four square seals and one round seal, between lappet and key-fret borders.
4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diam.
Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. (1822-1904) Collection, New York.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1879.
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The characters on the bowl represent four of the ten famous scenes from West Lake in Hangzhou. A Qianlong-marked jardinière, also with an inscription describing the ten famous scenes, was sold at Christie’s London, 10 November 2015, lot 164.
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