Lot 880. A famille rose sgraffiato ruby-ground bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795);5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014
The bowl has deep, rounded sides that rise to a slightly flared rim and is decorated on the exterior with four medallions of 'antiques' surrounded by foliate sprays on a rubysgraffiato ground. The interior is decorated in underglaze blue with a stylized flower head below four ribbon-tied lanterns.
Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza