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A rare and important Chinese QianLong Period Imperial Enamelled Purple Bowl in Original Box. Simply flat rim and base, Exterior and interior are vividly Hand painted in enamel design of four seasons flowers including peonies, chrysanthemums, lotus, plum, all reserved against purple color background. The drawing was superb contrasting the purple background. The original wooden box having square shape covered in metallic imperial blue silk adorned by auspicious archaistic medallion threads, with sliding panel lids. Imperial yellow silk with flowers and figs threads wrapped the hard cushion fit perfectly to the bowl.
Mark on base, four Seal Scripts -ZhuanShu- Characters enclosed by double squared lines, YongZheng Reign Period of Great Qing; and prob. of the period

Dimension: Bowl, 6-1/2" diam x 3"H
Box, 9-7/8"L x 4-3/4"H
Weight: 3 LB


LOT NOTES
A similarly-decorated bowl of the same size is illustrated in Chinese Art and Design, The T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, London, 1991, pl. 92; another bowl of the same size in the Victoria and Albert Museum is illustrated by R. Kerr, Chinese Ceramics, Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty, London, 1986, pl. 93; two other examples in the National Palace Museum, decorated with the four seasonal flowers, are illustrated in Fine Enameled Porcelain of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Yung Cheng Period, CAFA, Book II, 1967, pls. 34 and 35. A further example from the T.Y. Chao Collection was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1 December 2009, lot 1917.
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FINE PURPLE GROUND ENAMEL BOWL IN ORIGINAL BOX

Estimate $1,600 - $2,500May 23, 2015
Starting Price $800
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