Lot 3742. A fine pair of iron-red and underglaze-blue bowls, Qianlong six-character sealmarks and of the period (1736-1795); 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
Both exteriors decorated with four evenly spaced Indian lotus in overglaze iron-red, each floral bloom is surrounded by leaves and borne on curled stems in underglaze-blue, bordered by a single circle above the foot ring and double-circles below the mouth rim, Japanese wood box.
Property of the Yiqingge Collection.
Provenance: Hirano Kotoken.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 June 2011, Convention Hall