A Rare Celadon-Glazed Molded Conical Bowl. Yongzheng Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue Within A Double Circle And Of The Period (1723-1735). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012.
The bowl is finely potted with deep sides flaring widely towards the rim, and is molded on the exterior with a wide band of narrow chrysanthemum petals between triple bow-string borders and below a band of chrysanthemum scroll. The interior is molded in the center with a chrysanthemum blossom from which issues four small leaves. The bowl is covered overall with a glaze of pale sea-green color. 8 3/8 in. (21.5 cm.) diam., box - Estimate $50,000 - $70,000
Notes: A similar Yongzheng-marked celadon-glazed bowl is illustrated by J. Ayers in Chinese Ceramics in The Baur Collection, vol. 2, Geneva, 1999, no. 286. See, also, the similar example, with Yongzheng mark, in the Percival David Collection, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 6, 1982, Tokyo, pl. 264.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part II , 13 - 14 September 2012 . New York, Rockefeller Plaza