Lot 834. A rare famille verte bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.
The exterior is finely decorated with a branch of prunus blossoms above a stream scattered with fallen flowers. The interior is decorated with three blossoms and petals. An apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark is on the base.
Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London.
J.J. Lally & Co., New York.
Note: A bowl of this unusual shape and rare design, also with a Chenghua mark, but similarly dated to the Kangxi period, is illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Shanghai/Hong Kong, 1998, no. 97. See, also, the almost identical bowl sold at Christie's New York, 16-17 September 2010, lot 1381.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza