A FAMILLE-ROSE ‘MELLON AND BUTTERFLY’ BOWL

5336 A FAMILLE-ROSE ‘MELLON AND BUTTERFLY’ BOWL

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Size:D11cm

Signed and dated:Qianlong period, Qing dynasty

Estimate: No Reserve

Hammer Price: RMB 400,000


Qianlong Six-Character Mark
PROVENANCE
· The Si Yue Tang Collection
· Acquried from Eskenazi.Co.U.K
REFERENCE
· Catalogue of Ch’ing Enamelled Wares, London, 1958, pl. 897
· The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p. 218
· Catalogue of Tokyo National Museum : Chinese ceramics, vol.2, Tokyo, 1980, pl.660
· Sunyingzhou de Taocishijie, Beijing, 2005, pp. 312
· Guanyang Yuci: Gugong Bowuyuan cang Qingdayzhici Guanyang yu Yuyao Ciqi, Beijing, 2007, pp. 134, 135
This bowl is delicately potted with the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior finely enameled with leafy bamboo stalks and a butterfly fluttering over a branch of blossoming and fruiting balsam pear ‘laigua’ vines, the branch extending over the rim to the interior, issuing further clusters of foliage and fruit, the base with a six-character Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue.