21 - 22 March 2013
A FAMILLE ROSE 'BUTTERFLY' BOWL
GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
The deep, rounded sides flare towards the rim and are decorated with a repeated pattern of various butterflies and moths in flight above a narrow iron-red-outlined gilt border.
5 7/8 in. (14.4 cm.) diam.
Rare Art, Inc., New York, June 1978.
Fong Chow (1923-2012) Collection, New York.
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