Lot 50. A near pair of blue and white 'Bajixiang' bowls, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); Each 18.5cm (7 1/4in) diam. Estimate £ 8,000-12,000. Sold for £ 21,312 (€ 23,606). Photo: Bonhams.
Each with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior painted with four ruyi-bordered roundels enclosing stylised characters reading Wanshou wujiang (Boundless long life), interspersed with lotus sprays supporting beribboned bajixiang, the rim with a classic scroll and the foot with a lappet band, the interior with a shou character medallion encircled by the bajixiang.
Provenance: a Swiss private collection.
Note: Compare with a very similar pair of blue and white bowls, Qianlong seal mark and of the period, which were sold at Sotheby's London, 7 November 2012, lot 495. See also one similar blue and white bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period, which was sold at Bonhams London, 8 November 2018, lot 154.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 5 Nov 2020