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Lot 330. A pair of coral-ground reserve-decorated 'lotus' bowls, Qianlong underglaze blue seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); 5 1/8in (13cm) diameter; 2 1/2in (6.3cm) highEstimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 25,000 - 42,000)© Bonhams 2001-2021

The bell-form bowls each raised on a short flared foot and decorated with two rows of flower-heads and fronted lotus in an interlocking network of leafy tendrils, the details finely rendered in iron-red and all reserved on a rich coral ground.

NoteSee S. Marchant and Son, Nineteenth Century Mark and Period Porcelain, London, 7-28 June, 1992, no. 28, for a pair of Qianlong mark and period bowls of identical decoration and size.

For a closely related example from the Daoguang period, see a pair from the E.T. Chow Collection, sold in Hong Kong, 25, November 1980, lot 152, and later sold at Christie's London, 11 November 2002, lot 62.

Bonhams. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, New York, 20 Sep 2021