Lot 205. A small 'famille-rose' 'poppy' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); diameter 3 1/2 in., 9 cm. Est. 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 52,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.
of finely potted rounded form, the exterior finely painted with three poppy blooms, one striated pink, one shaded white and one in iron-red, all borne upon slender hairy stems with leaves in shaded tones of bluish-green and yellowish-green, the interior with three fallen blossoms in pink and white, old restoration.
Note: A bowl painted with the same design of poppy branches is illustrated in the Percival David Foundation Catalogue, section 2, no. 878, but with a lychee and fruit seeds replacing the florets in the interior; compare a bowl of the same type sold in our London rooms, 12th June 1990, lot 322.
Cup with fencai poppies, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng marks and period, AD1723–35, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and opaque overglaze enamels. Height: 4 cm; Diameter: 9,3 cm. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF 878. © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 16 Sep 09. New York.