Lot 3709. A celadon-glazed incised floral bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze and of the period (1736-1795); 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 175,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
With slightly rounded sides rising from a high foot to an everted foliate rim, the interior incised with undulating lines radiating from the medallion to form petals, the reverse similarly incised, all under an even greenish-grey celadon glaze thinning slightly at the rim and stopping neatly around the base, Japanese wood box.
Provenance: A Japanese private collection.
Note: A similar example of comparable size was sold at Sotheby's London, 13 July 2006, lot 563. Compare also a larger example from the E.T. Hall Collection, no. 542, sold at Christie's London, 7 June 2004, lot 243. Another smaller example, from the E.T. Chow and E.T. Hall Collections was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2 May 2000, lot 561.