London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
A SMALL COCONUT SHELL BOWL, 18TH CENTURY
with black lacquered interior, carved to the outside with overlapping peach flower petals, a wreath of leaves around the base forming the foot -- 3½in. (8.7cm.) diam. approx.
Plesch collection (Wh 9); acquired from Sparks, London, April 1979.
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Exhibited by the Oriental Ceramic Society, The Chinese Scholar's Desk 17th to 18th Century, An Exhibition held in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Oct 1st- Oct 31st 1979, p. 8, no. 33.
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