New York, East
19 March 2001
A DOUCAI BOWL
Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period
The deep rounded sides decorated with six exotic blossoms framed by the leafy scrolling meander on which they are borne above a ruyi border
5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diameter, box
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 18 May 1988, lot 216.
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