A Famille-rose ‘Balsam Pear’ bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period - Sothebys
the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, brightly enamelled to the exterior with a butterfly in flight amongst overhanging flowering and fruiting balsam pears and bamboo, the interior similarly decorated, inscribed to the base with a six-character seal mark; 11.1cm., 4 3/8 in. Estimation: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP
PROVENANCE: Bluett & Sons, London.
A European Private Collection, purchased ca. 1980.
Christie’s New York, 21st March 2000, lot 389 (part lot).
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 15 mai 2013 - www.sothebys.com