Lot 83. A pair of grisaille 'landscape' bowls, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 5 5/8 in., 13.9 cm. Estimate 60,000-80,000 USD. Lot sold 194,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's
one painted with a continuous landscape scene with a scholar and his attendant crossing a bridge, with a village nestling among rocks, the other with a mountain landscape, sixcharacter marks in underglaze blue within a double circle.
Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw.
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 29th February 1972, lot 265.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 31st October 1995, lot 552.
Note: A similarly decorated pair of Yongzheng-marked bowls is illustrated in Splendour of the Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1992, p. 333, pl. 200. Another smaller pair of Yongzheng-marked pair bowls painted in the same style was sold in our London rooms, 20th June 2001, lot 18.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012