Lot 12. A Famille-Rose 'Flower And Butterfly' Bowl. Yongzheng Mark And Period. Diameter 3 5/8 in., 9.2 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's
thinly potted with angled sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, delicately painted on the exterior in pastel enamels with a pink blossomed stem extending out towards a butterfly, the interior with two scattered orchids, six-character mark in underglaze blue.
PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th October 1992, lot 135.
NOTE: A larger Yongzheng-marked bowl of this type in the Palace Museum, Beijing is illustrated in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong: Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 218, pl. 47.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 sept. 2012