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A Copper-Green Glazed Bowl with Incised Floral Decoration, Mark and Period of Yongzheng - Photo Sotheby's

the deep rounded sides supported on a low straight foot, incised around the exterior with a dense floral scroll with five circular blooms borne one a single undulating stem wreathed by subsidiary sprigs and feathery leaves, covered overall with a deep green glaze with a slightly iridescent surface, the base reserved in white and inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double ring in underglaze blue; 13.7 cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimation: 90,000 - 120,000 HKD

LITTERATURE: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 2, no. 887.

NOTE DE CATALOGUE: Monochrome copper-green glazed bowls are well known from the Yongzheng period (AD 1723-35), but the presentpiece with its flower pattern and its unusual, bold manner of engraving may be unique.

Sotheby's. The Meiyintang Collection, Part IV - An Important Selection of Imperial Chinese Porcelains. Hong Kong | 09 oct. 2012 www.sothebys.com