Lot 36. A Ming-style underglaze-blue yellow-ground bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 26 cm, 10 1/4 in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP (14,009 - 21,013 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.
the deep gently rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot to a broad everted rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a floral medallion encircled by six further floral sprays and a floral sprig band at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated between keyfret and classic scroll bands, all reserved on a rich bright yellow ground, the base inscribed with the seal mark in underglaze blue.
Provenance: Christie's New York, 20th March 2014, lot 2158.