Lot 745. A clair-de-lune-glazed bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 4 ¾ in. (12.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.
The elegant bowl is finely potted with a slightly flared rim and is covered on the exterior with a pale blue glaze in contrast to the white interior .
Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1926.
The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the Collection of Lucy Maud Buckingham (1870-1920) in 1926.
Note: A pair of Yongzheng clair-de-lune bowls of this shape and size is illustrated by Regina Krahl in Chinese Porcelains from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994, vol. 2, no. 839. See, also, the similar pair of Yongzheng clair-de-lune bowls, from the collection of Professor E. T. Hall, C. B. E., sold at Christie’s London, 7 June 2004, lot 270.
Christie's. Chinese Art from The Art Institute of Chicago, New York, 12 September 2019