A rare doucai bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1708. A rare doucai bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 7 3/16 in. (18.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011

Painted around the exterior with a continuous landscape scene of a deer, butterflies and a bat in flight amidst flowers and lingzhi, and a monkey seated on a peach tree branch, all in a garden setting between single line borders, the interior with a roundel framing a single cluster of lingzhi.

ProvenanceChristie's, South Kensington, 30 April 1992, lot 265.

Property from the Silas Friedlander Collection.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011