Lot 133. A Fine Early Ming White-Glazed Bowl with Incised and Anhua Decoration, Lianci, Yongle period (1403-1425); 8 3/16in. (20.8cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 250. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 70,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001
Finely potted with deep rounded sides incised on the exterior with leafy composite scroll bearing three chrysantheum blossoms alternating with mallow and camellia, below a keyfret border, the interior with anhua decoration of a small flower sprig below a wide band of lotus petals with molded outlines rising from the center to a narrow, wave band below the rim, all under a white glaze of subtle bluish tone, box and stand.
Provenance: M.C. Wang Collection, Shanghai.
Edward T. Chow Collection.
Mathias Komor, 1953.
Literature: H.D. Ling and E.T. Chow, Collections of Chinese Ceramics from the Hall of Leisurely Pastime, in two volumes, Hong Kong, 1950, vol. II, no. 86, pp. 64-5, where it is described as a pair [with listing no. 207/collection no. 249].
M. Komor, Imperial Porcelains of the Ming Dynasty, New York, 1951, no. 23, where it is also described as a pair [with listing no. 207/collection no. 249].
Christie's. THE FALK COLLECTION I: FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 16 October 2001, New York