Lot 1824. A Ming-style blue and white bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1723-1735); 3 5/8 in. (9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.
The shallow bowl delicately potted and painted to the exterior with six lança characters, each supported on a lotus bloom, with a double-line border below the rim and a single-line border at the foot, box.
Note: Bowls of this pattern appear to have been inspired by Chenghua prototypes which vary somewhat in design. Compare with a Chenghua marked blue and white bowl decorated with lança characters above a linked scroll design in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Blue and White Porcelain with Underglazed Red, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, vol. II, Shanghai, 2000, pl. 32.
Christie's Hong Kong. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 27 May 2008