Lot 1501. A rare glazed bowl with cut-out decorationQianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 5 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The bowl is finely potted with deep, rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim. The sides are decorated with a delicate cut-out band of flower sprays and covered inside and out with a clear glaze of faint blue-green tint that fills in the cut-out design and ends in a neat line at the edge of the foot, wood stand.

Provenance: Millicent Rogers (1902-1953), and thence by descent to the present owner.

Note: A bowl of closely related size and decoration, also with Qianlong mark, in the Palace Museum Collection, is illustrated in Selected Porcelains of the Flourishing Qing Dynasty at the Palace Museum, Beijing, 1994, p. 362, pl. 99.

Christie'sFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 21 - 22 March 2013