Lot 634. A fine copper-red-glazed bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)Diameter  5 3/4  in., 14.8 cmEstimate 8,000 — 12,000 USDLot Sold 16,250 USD. © Sotheby's. 

the deep rounded sides resting on a straight foot rising to an everted rim, the exterior glazed a rich crimson stopping neatly just above the foot, the rim, interior and recessed base glazed white, the underside inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.

ProvenanceSir Joseph Hotung Family Trust.
Marchant, London, November 2002.

Literature: Karen Thomson, ed., The Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg Collection, Montreal, 2015, pl. 150.

Note: See similar pairs of bowls sold in these rooms, the first 20th February 1974, lot 555, the second 29th November 1988, lot 221, and the third 19th March 2007, lot 147. Compare also an example sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 31st May 2018, lot 517, and another in our London rooms, 17 May 2019, lot 367.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 10 september 2019