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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.

 Property Of A New England Collector

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I & II,  15 - 16 September 2011. New York, Rockefeller Plazza www.christies.com