18 June 2002
A FINE PAIR OF REVERSE-DECORATED CORAL-GROUND BOWLS
Underglaze-blue Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-95)
Each bowl decorated with two registers of stylised flower-heads with dense scrolling tendrils, the details of petals and leaves pencilled in iron-red, all reserved against a rich coral ground
5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam., box (2)
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Compare a similar bowl in the Percival David Foundation, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, 1982, vol. 6., pl. 94; and three bowls in the Roemer Museum, Hildesheim, illustrated in The Ohlmer Collection, nos. 130-132.
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