15 September 2016
A SMALL ANHUA-DECORATED RUBY-PINK-ENAMELED BOWL
YONGZHENG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
With rounded sides rising to the slightly everted rim, the interior is anhua-decorated with dragons leaping amidst flames, and the exterior is covered with a vibrant ruby-pink enamel in contrast to the white interior.
3 ¾ in. (9.4 cm.) diam.
Mary Clark Thompson (1835-1923) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1923.
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