Lot 2276. A fine anhua-decorated white-glazed stem bowl, Qianlong incised six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1736-1795); 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013
The wide bowl with a slightly flaring rim is resting on a spreading foot, incised to the interior, exterior and stem foot with an undulating stylised Indian lotus scroll. The centre of the interior is incised with a Qianlong reign mark within double-circles. The stem bowl is covered overall with a white glaze pooling to a warmer greenish tint in the decoration, Japanese fitted wood box.
Note: Stem bowls of this form and decoration include one illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection, vol. III, Geneva, 1969, A418-419; another in the National Palace Museum, and illustrated in Special Exhibition of K'ang Hsi, Yung-Cheng and Ch'ien-Lung Porcelain Ware from the Ch'ing Dynasty, Taipei, 1986, no. 83; and one in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in the catalogue of Special Exhibition in Kaohsiung City, Great National Treasures of China, p. 282, fig. 74.