London, South Kensington
13 November 2015
A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL AND GILT-METAL SHALLOW BOWL
QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The bowl is supported on a circular foot and has gently flared sides. The exterior is decorated with four yellow-ground shaped cartouches framed by pairs of stylised phoenixes, each enclosing a large flowering lotus flanked by two smaller buds on leafy stems, the panels divided by pendant bat and foliate motifs, above a band of floral scroll around the foot.
6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) diam.
Property from a private English collection.
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Compare the current bowl to a set of five almost identical examples from the Alfred Morrison Collection, three with Fonthill Heirlooms labels, which sold at Christie's London, 9 November 2004, lot 25.
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