QIANLONG 1736 – 1795. Qianlong Mark and of the Period.
A Fine Imperial Qianlong Blue and White Porcelain Bowl, Qianlong Seal-Mark and of the Period. Decorated in a Rich Deep Blue with Buddhist Emblems, These Include Bajixiang Precious Buddhist Objects Tied with Ribbons as Well as Stylised Lotus Flowers. The Bowl Shows Four Shaped Roundels Containing Characters of Greeting Wan Shou Wu Jiang `Boundless Longevity`. The Well of the Bowl Decorated with the Eight Precious Objects ( Bajixiang) Tied with Ribbon, these are Arranged Around a Shou Roundel
Condition: Very good, one small glaze chip c.3 x 1 mm, another c.2 x 1mm and a third c. 2 x less than 1mm deep. One glaze frit to the outer rim c.1 x 1 mm
Size: Diameter : 18.4 cm (7 1/3 inches)
Height : 9.5 cm (3 3/4 inches)
For an Imperial Qianlong Porcelain bowl of this shape and design from the National Palace Museum. Taipei see : Good Fortune, Long Life, Health and Peace. A Special Exhibition of Porcelains with Auspicious Designs (Taipei,1995) page 98 plate 24.
Another Imperial Qianlong bowl of this pattern and similar size with a large crack purchased in 1918 is at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in their new ceramics gallery, reference C283-1918.
For another bowl of this design and Qianlong seal-mark see : Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Christie`s London, November 3rd 2009. Lot 200.
For a further Qianlong bowl of a similar pattern with a four character cyclical date corresponding to 1786 see : Exhibition of Qing Mark and Period Blue and White (S.Marchant and Son,120 Kensington Church Street.1984) plate 30.
For a dish of the same pattern as the above also dated 1786 see : Oriental Blue and White (Sir Harry Garner, Faber and Faber,1954. ISBN 571-04702-5) page 50 an