A blue-glazed stembowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

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Lot 3062. A blue-glazed stembowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 17.8 cm., 7 in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013

the wide flared bowl resting on a splayed stem encircled by a single raised fillet, covered on the exterior with a deep cobalt-blue glaze stopping neatly under the white rim and just above the foot, the interior of the bowl and of the stem left white, the latter inscribed in underglaze blue with a horizontal six-character reign mark, the broad rounded foot ring left unglazed revealing a smooth white biscuit fired pale orange along the edge of the glaze.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Hong Kong, 08 april 2013