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A rare and important Chinese Qing dynasty period Imperial enameled purple bowl in original box. Delicately potted in a deep vessel with round cavetto rising slightly curved sides toward flaring rim, supported on a footed base. Exterior and interior are vividly hand painted in enamel design, falangcai, famille rose on a colored ground decoration, 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 ebony silk adorned by auspicious archaistic medallion threads, with sliding panel lids. Imperial yellow silk with Shou medallions motif wrapped the hard cushion fit perfectly to the bowl. The improved enamel glazes of the early Qing dynasty being fired at a higher temperature also acquired a more brilliant look as shown on these pair.

Mark on base, a four seal scripts -ZhuanShu- characters enclosed within double squared lines, YongZheng Reign Period of Great Qing.

Dimension (Porcelain): 3" H x 6" Dia

Dimension (Box): 11" H x 8" x 7-7/8 D


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.
Over all in EXCELLENT condition.

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Estimate $800 - $1,200Jul 15, 2017
Starting Price $400
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