Lot 205. A pair of later-enameled famille-rose 'floral' bowls, Marks and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Diameter 4 in., 10.2 cm. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. Lot sold: 327,600 USD. © Sotheby's 2021
each with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot, the exteriors later-enameled with peonies on leafy stems entwined amidst other flowers with butterflies in flight, the base inscribed with a six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue.
Provenance: Christie's New York, 3rd June 1993, lot 294.
Note: For a prototype of this design, compare a Yongzheng mark and period famille-rose enameled bowl in the Baur Collection, illustrated in John Ayers, The Baur Collection Geneva: Chinese Ceramics, vol. 4, Geneva, 1964, pl. A599.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021