25 September 2020
A RARE RELIEF-DECORATED GREEN-ENAMELED 'NARCISSUS' BOWL
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER IMPRESSED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1735-1796)
The shallow bowl with everted rim is raised on four feet, and the sides are finely decorated in relief with six foliate sprays, each centered with a central blossom flanked by two blossoms shown in profile, all borne on scrolling stems, while each foot is decorated with stylized conjoined tendrils, the whole covered overall with an opaque enamel of milky mint-green color.
7 3/8 in. (18.9 cm.) diam.
Dr. Robert Kemper (1924-2016) Collection, Ohio.
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For a discussion of Dr. Robert Kemper and this group of Qianlong wares, see the footnote to lot 1842.