16 September 1999
A Caf-Au-Lait-Glazed Shallow Bowl
Qianlong Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue and of the Period
The shallow, rounded sides molded on the exterior with two bow-string bands below the slightly everted rim, covered inside and out with a glaze of an almost metallic reddish-brown color
6.11/16in. (16.9cm.) diam.
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It is unusual to find a bowl of this type with a Qianlong mark, but one in the collection of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, is illustrated by He Li, Chinese Ceramics, A New Comprehensive Survey, New York, 1996, p. 284, 565.
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