A blue and white 'Lotus and lança characters' stem bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

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Lot 3684. A blue and white 'Lotus and lança characters' stem bowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

with deep rounded sides rising from a tall slightly splayed foot to a flared rim, the exterior of the vessel inscribed with eight lança characters above a stylised flaming strapwork, below a band enclosing lotus blooms framed by medallions and leafy scrolls, all above a further frieze of lotus blooms and undulating scrolls bordering the tall foot, the interior of the foot inscribed with a horizontal six-character seal mark
16 cm, 6 1/4  in..

ProvenanceChristie's London, 22nd June 1995, lot 491.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Oct 2017