Lot 157. A large blue and white 'figural' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 9 1/8 in., 24.4 cm.Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, finely painted around the exterior with two large rectangular panels, one enclosing a scene of figures working with textiles, the other with farmers in fields, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing bamboo issuing from rockwork, the rim glazed ochre, with apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark.
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 9th November 2005, lot 279.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013