A celadon-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period


A celadon-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's

the deep rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot to an everted rim, finely carved around the lower body with ruyi and lotus lappet bands, covered overall with a bluish-green glaze, the base with a six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze-blue
23.8cm., 9 3/8 in.

ProvenanceDulany's Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, 1984.
An American Private Collection.

NoteCombining elegant form, perfect celadon glaze and excellent relief design, the present bowl is an outstanding example of monochrome-glazed porcelain of the Yongzheng period. Similar Yongzheng bowls are extremely rare and only a few examples appear to be recorded. One in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was included in the Museum’s Memorial ExhibitionThe Charles Hoyt Collection, Boston, 1952, cat. no. 440. A similar bowl from the Hall Family Collection, no. 392, was sold in our New York rooms, 5th November 1977, lot 227, again in our Hong Kong rooms, 28th November 1978, lot 197, and is illustrated in Sotheby's Hong Kong. Twenty Years, Hong Kong, 1993, no. 314. Two other bowls of this type were sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 20th May 1981, lot 819, and 25th November 1981, lot 313. Another bowl was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 30th May 2006, lot 1346. A bowl of similar pattern, but of Guangxu mark and period, was exhibited at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1983, and the National Museum of History, Taipei, in 1985, and is illustrated in Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong, 1983, pl. 149.

Sotheby'sImportant Chinese Art, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 11:00 AM