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..
Provenance: Christie's London, 22nd June 1995, lot 491.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Oct 2017