Smith & Singer

A coral-ground 'famille-rose' bowl, 20th century

Estimate $3,000 – $4,000


Alternate Views

the thinly potted rounded sides painted on the exterior in bright enamels with flowering plants rising from the base and extending over the sides, all reserved against the rich coral ground, the white glazed interior with fruiting sprays around a central peach branch, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character mark of Yongzheng in underglaze blue, box
13.8 cm diameter

  • Lot Sold $4,500 (Hammer Price)
  • $5,490 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Show Catalogue Notes

Catalogue Notes

A prototype coral-ground bowl dated to the Kangxi period, sold Sotheby's London, 15 May 2013, lot 167

Condition Report

The interior glaze with slight 'pimples' beneath the glaze and minor bubble pits. A small brown bubble pit on the base within the footrim. Generally good condition.

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