15 September 2009
A RARE SMALL CORAL-GROUND BOWL
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
Thinly potted with rounded sides rising from a small ring foot, the exterior covered with a deep reddish-orange enamel in contrast to the white interior; together with its mate, with gold lacquer repair
3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) diam., box (2)
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