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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