Lot 3. A Ming-style blue and white bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's
painted on the exterior with sprays of peach, pomegranate and melon between a band of lappets at the foot and classic scroll at the rim, the interior with a central medallion enclosing three peaches borne on a leafy sprig and a classic scroll at the rim, seal mark in underglaze blue.
Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw.
Note: A Qianlong-marked bowl of similar size and decoration was sold at Christie's London, 11th June 1990, lot 255, and a bowl of smaller size and almost identical decoration was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 29th April 1997, lot 630.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012