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Bol impérial en porcelaine à décor en émaux de la famille verte sur fond corail Chine, dynastie Qing, marque Yuzhii à quatre caractères et époque Kangxi (1662-1722) Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012

De forme tulipée, décoré à l'extérieur en émaux polychromes sur fond corail, de branchages feuillagés et diverses fleurs telles que la pivoine, le lotus et le lilas, marque à quatre caractères dans un double carré Kangxi yuzhi en bleu sous couverte à la base ; petites restaurations. Diamètre: 11 cm. (4 3/8 in.) - Lot 193. Estimate €25,000 - €35,000

Provenance: From a German private collection, acquired at Sotheby's London, 13 May 1975, lot 153 

Notes: Such bowls, which four-character yuzhi marks were inscribed in underglaze-blue by the Jingdezhen kilns that made the porcelain, were painted in the Imperial Workshops in the Forbidden City.

An identical bowl is illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Shanghai 1998, p.140, fig.95-1 and 95-2. Another bowl from the Charles Russell and Paul Bernat Collections, now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is illustrated by H. Moss, By Imperial Command, Hong Kong 1976, pl.74.

Other examples of this pattern include a pair of bowls from the T.Y. Chao Private and Family Trust Collection sold by Christie's Hong Kong, 30 May 2006, lot 1258 ; and a single bowl sold by Christie's Hong Kong, 1 November 2004, lot 888.

For further references see also the footnote of lot 903, The Imperial Sale, sold by Christie's Hong Kong, 26 April 2004.

A similar bowl was sold by Christie's Paris, 15 June 2005, lot 278.

Christie's. Art d'Asie. 12 June 2012. Paris www.christies.com