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Lot 175. famille-rose 'bats and emblems' bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Diameter 4 ¼ in., 10.9 cmEstimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 20,160 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

finely enameled to the exterior with a shaped diaper border around the rim suspending pendants in the form of bats and jewels, alternating with suspended parasols dangling lotus-form emblems, chimes, and tassels, all above upright ruyi-form lappets encircling the foot, the cover similarly decorated, both the bowl and cover inscribed with a four-character Shendetang zhi mark in iron red (2).

Provenance: Nagatani Inc., Chicago, 3rd January 1969.
Collection of Dr. Allen O. Battle, Ph.D (1927-2020).

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021