An Unusual White-Enameled Relief-Decorated Bulb Bowl. Qianlong-Jiaqing Period (1736-1820). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011
Raised on four monster mask supports positioned below the four hibiscus sprays carved on the the sides that flare slightly towards the everted rim, covered allover in an opaque white enamel; 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) diam. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000
Provenance; Mary Pickford Collection, no. 2630, acquired in China in the 1920s.
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Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I & II, 15 - 16 September 2011. New York, Rockefeller Plazza www.christies.com