19 October 1999
A famille rose yellow-ground bowl
Iron-red six character Guangxu mark and of the period
Enamelled on the rounded sides with numerous magpies flying between flowering branches of plum blossom on an opaque yellow ground, the white-glazed interior painted in iron-red with five bats encircling a Shou roundel (rim crack)
13.9 cm. diam.
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