London, South Kensington
9 November 2016
A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'BOYS' BOWLS
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
Each bowl is decorated to the exterior with five boys holding leafy stems, separated by lotus blooms, all on a scrolling foliate ground. The interiors are painted with a central roundel enclosing a body seated on a lotus flower.
7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam.
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