Lot 3118. A fine blue-glazed bowl, 180,000 — 250,000Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 17.8 cm, 7 inEstimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's

elegantly potted with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a gently flared rim, applied overall with an unctuous luminous blue glaze stopping neatly at the rim and foot, the white base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue.

Provenance: Frank Caro Co., New York, prior to 1990.
Collection of Mr and Mrs Herman E. Cooper, New York, 5th July 1990.

NoteA closely related bowl in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, was included in the Museum’s exhibition Qingdai danse you ciqi tezhan [Special exhibition of monochrome glazed porcelain of the Qing dynasty], Taipei, 1981, cat. no. 46.

Sotheby's. Marchant – Fifty Qing Imperial Porcelains, Hong Kong, 11 July 2020