21 September 2004
A QINGBAI MOLDED BOWL
SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY
With slightly rounded flared sides, the interior molded with a central scene of a bird perched in the branches of a blossoming plum tree surrounded by six panels, each containing different flowers issuing from a either a bottle vase or a jardinière with scroll-form feet, all below a keyfret border, and under a glaze of soft pale blue tone repeated on the exterior below the unglazed rim
7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) diam, wood stand
S. Marchant & Son, London.
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Compare the Qingbai bowl from the Falk collection molded with similar floral scenes in the well, sold in these rooms, 20 September 2001, lot 101.
Property from the Collection of Nathan L. Halpern
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