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A rare green and yellow-enamelled 'Boys' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014.

The bowl is finely potted supported on a short-cut foot rim and with gently rounded sides. The exterior is incised with boys at play in a fenced garden, beneath pine trees and picked out in green against a yellow ground. 5 ? in. (15 cm.) diam., wood stand. Estimate £25,000 – £35,000 ($41,975 - $58,765)

Provenance: Purchased from Yamanaka & Company, Ltd., Beijing, 17 November 1925.
THE PROPERTY OF AN ENGLISH LADY

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 13 May 2014, London, King Street - http://www.christies.com/