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A coral-ground reserve-decorated ‘Lotus’ bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period - Sothebys

the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior covered in brilliant coral-red enamel, decorated in reserve with stylised meandering lotus scrolls, the outlines of the leaves and petals pencilled in iron-red, the interior glazed white, inscribed to the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze-blue; 12.7cm., 5in. Estimation: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP

PROVENANCE: A Swedish Private Collection.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 15 mai 2013 - www.sothebys.com