A ruby-ground famille-rose bowl, Early 20th century


Lot 332. A ruby-ground famille-rose bowl, Early 20th century; 14.8 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (13,435 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's

painted in brilliant enamels around the exterior with colourful clusters of floral sprays including peony, hibiscus, exotic lily, chrysanthemum, camellia and aster, all reserved on a rich ruby-red ground, the interior and base left white, inscribed with an apocryphal Yongzheng mark to the base.

ProvenanceCollection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family.

Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 Nov 2017