London, South Kensington
13 May 2011
A DOUCAI BOWL WITH SCROLLING FLOWER DECORATION
YONGZHENG UNDERGLAZE BLUE SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
Of deep rounded form supported on a short foot, finely painted around the exterior with wide band of flowerheads in several different colours amidst scrolling leaves, with interior with a floral medallion
5¼ in. (13 cm.) diam.
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For a similar bowl, see Julian Thompson, Imperial Perfection, The Palace Porcelain of the Three Chinese Emperors, a Selection from the Wang Xing Lou Collection, Hong Kong, 2004, p. 32.
Please note the the top rim of the bowl has been very slightly reduced, with overspraying, and with the double blue lines re-painted.
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