11 mai 2022

A white anhua-decorated 'bajixiang' stem bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

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Lot 3519. A white anhua-decorated 'bajixiang' stem bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 17.5 cm. Lot sold 529,200 HKD (Estimate : 200,000 - 300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022

ProvenanceCollection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by direct descent.

NoteCompare a similar stem bowl, sold in our New York rooms, 17th March 2015, lot 281. For two stem bowls similarly incised with the bajixiang emblems but decorated with a yellow glaze, see one from the Sir Percival David collection, now in the British Museum, London (PDF A575) [https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/A_PDF-A-575], and illustrated in Rosemary Scott, Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Qing Monochrome Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, 1989, p. 41; and another in the Baur Collection, Geneva (A450), illustrated in John Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Baur Collection, Geneva, 1999, no. 315.

See also a white stem bowl from the Tianminlou collection, similarly incised with the bajixiang emblems on the exterior but raised on a straight stem foot, illustrated in Chinese Porcelain - The S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Hong Kong, 1987, pl. 134.

Sotheby's. Marchant II – Qing Imperial Porcelain, Hong Kong, 29 April 2022


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