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Lot 3643. A powder-blue-ground reserve-decorated 'floral 'bowl, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 19.8 cmLot sold 756,000 HKD (Estimate : 600,000 - 800,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022

Provenance: Peter Boode, London.

Note: This striking bowl is decorated with the rarely used technique of blowing cobalt-blue through a gauze-covered tube onto a porcelain surface applied with stencils to create a white reserve design. Another bowl of this pattern in the Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, is illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1991, pl. 93. See also a related bowl from the Meiyintang Collection, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 2, London, 1994-2010, no. 842, and sold in these rooms, 4th April 2012, lot 46.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art including Jades from the De An Tang Collection and Gardens of Pleasure – Erotic Art from the Bertholet Collection, Hong Kong, 29 April 2022