Lot 129. A rare blue and white foliate shaped 'lingzhi' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 5,000 (€ 5,710). Courtesy Bonhams.
With flared mouth and foliated rim, painted with simulated 'heaping and piling', the fluted sides with six lingzhi sprigs beneath stylised foliage and above a lotus scroll band, the interior with a further lingzhi sprig within a double ring to the well, the thin glaze stopping evenly above the foot, six-character mark in underglaze blue.
Provenance: an English private collection.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, 12 November 2015