A Chinese Imperial porcelain famille rose bowl. Six-character sealmark of Qianlong in underglaze blue and of the period, 1736-1795. Photo courtesy Marchant

of deep “u” form with upright straight rim decorated with three branches of fruit, peach, pomegranate and lychee, each brightly painted amongst folded leaves heightened in turquoise, green and yellow enamel, the interior glazed white. 6 1/8 inches, 15.5 cm diameter.

• Formerly in a private American collection.

• Sold by S. Marchant & Son at the Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, 12th June, 1998.

• Formerly in the collection of an English Lord.

• A similar bowl was included by the Chinese University of Hong Kong in their exhibition of Ch’ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection, 1973, no. 106; another is included by Gordon Lang in The Powell-Cotton Collection of Chinese Ceramics, 1998, no. 88, pl. 16, a pair of bowls of this pattern is illustrated by Torataro Yoneyama in Qing Porcelain in the Seikado Bunko Collection, 2006, no. 43, pp. 54-55.

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