21 September 2000
PROPERTY FROM A LONG ISLAND COLLECTION
A Pair of Famille Rose Butterfly Bowls
Guangxu six-character marks in iron-red and of the period
Each with deep, rounded flaring sides decorated on the exterior with various colorful butterflies, within gilt bands on the mouth rim and above the foot
6in. (15.2cm.) diam., box (2)
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 14 November 1989, lot 313.
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