London, South Kensington
18 May 2007
A famille rose bowl, Guangxu mark and of the period (1875-1908)
with rounded walls, the exterior decorated with a magpie in flight and another perched on a fruiting pomegranate branch amidst peony, chrysanthemum, aster and pomegranate sprays, with a narrow gilt iron-red band around the foot, underglaze blue six-character Guangxu mark -- 4 15/16in. (12.5cm.) diam.
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