6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 10,625
GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000
AN EXTREMELY LARGE CANTONESE BOWL, 19TH CENTURY
painted in typical famille rose enamels with cartouches of dignitaries, ladies with their courtiers and attendants in terrace scenes, each panel surrounded by gilded geometric borders, the rim with scattered Buddhistic precious objects, flowering sprays, birds and butterflies and fruiting lychee on a gilded ground -- 22¾in. (57.8cm.) diam.
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