15 September 2016
This lot is offered without a reserve
A FAMILLE ROSE RUBY-BACK BOWL
YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735)
The interior is decorated with a cluster of peony, peach and finger citron, beneath the everted rim with shaped gilt panels enclosing flowering branches reserved on a diaper border. The exterior is covered with a finely mottled enamel of ruby-pink tone.
5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) diam.
Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. (1822-1904) Collection, New York.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1879.
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A similar ruby-back famille rose bowl, but lacking the shaped floral panels on the everted rim, was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 17-18 May 1988, lot 265.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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