22 - 23 March 2012
A SMALL BLUE AND WHITE CHENGHUA-STYLE BOWL
EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Thinly potted, the deep, rounded sides flaring slightly from the countersunk base towards the rim and decorated on one side of the exterior with a pair of birds perched in a flowering tree and on the other side with a bird perched in a fruiting tree looking at its mate in flight, the center of the interior with a four-petaled motif enclosing five Sanskrit characters, apocryphal Chenghua mark
3¾ in (9.5 cm.) diam.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.
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