Lot 643. A pair of turquoise-glazed bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13.1 cmEstimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

each bowl with rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a gently everted rim, the exterior covered in a bright turquoise glaze, the interior and recessed base glazed white, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue within a double circle (2).

ProvenanceRalph M. Chait Galleries, New York, August 2004.

Exhibited: Manchester Art Gallery, England, possibly 1913 or 1924.

Literature: Karen Thomson, ed., The Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg Collection, Montreal, 2015, pls 151-152

Sotheby'sImportant Chinese Art, 11 september 2019