Lot 118. A large blue and white fish bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 66.5 cm, 26 1/4 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 225,000 GBP. © Sotheby's.
the steep sloping sides rising to a slightly everted rim, painted in bright cobalt-blue tones and moulded in shallow relief with egrets wading in a lotus pond, below monumental lotus pods, flowers and leaves.
Provenance: Collection of Baronne de Kerchove, Château de Bellem, Belgium.
Acquired by the father of the present owner on 26th October 1964.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 08 nov. 2017, 11:00 AM