A 'boneless' famille-rose bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)


Lot 205. A 'boneless' famille-rose bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 11.6 cm, 4 9/16  in. Estimate £8,000 - £12,000Sold: £12,500. © Sotheby's

with rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the exterior delicately detailed in soft pastel enamels with stems of floral blooms including asters and begonias intertwining with broad leaves, the interior accentuated with a small yellow flower on one side, all against a plain ground, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.

Note: A similar pair of bowls was included in the exhibition Gems of Chinese Art. Selections of Chinese Ceramics and Bronzes from the Tsui Art Foundation, The Empress Palace Museum, Singapore, 1992, cat. no. 110. 

Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art, London, 10 November 2017