Lot 204. A rare blue and white alms bowl and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 16.5cm (6 1/2in) diam. (2).. Estimate £12,000 - 15,000. Sold for £20,000 (€23,644). Photo: Bonhams.
The bowl of compressed globular form surmounted by a domed cover, the exterior and interior vibrantly painted with dense floral scrolls including lotus and peony blossoms, all wreathed in curling leaves borne on undulating stems, the outer rim bordered with a classic scroll, the cover similarly decorated on the exterior and interior, the outer rim with a classic scroll.
Provenance: an English private collection
Note: Compare with a very similar blue and white alms bowl and cover, Qianlong, which was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 7 April 2015, lot 3111.
A rare blue and white alms bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 16 cm., 6 1/4 in.. Sold 1,125,000 HKD at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 7 April 2015, lot 3111.. Photo: Sotheby's.