Lot 3929. A fine blue and white bowl, Xuantong six-character mark and of the period (1908-1911); 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price Realized HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
The exterior finely painted in vibrant cobalt-blue tones with stylised flowers borne on delicate vines within a band of chevrons below the mouth rim and a band of ruyi-heads above the foot, the interior densely decorated with a stylised six-petal floral bloom on the medallion, the cavetto with stylised cicada divided by ruyi-heads within a stippled ground.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 June 2011, Convention Hall