QIANLONG MARK AND OF THE PERIOD 1736 – 1795 Imperial Qianlong Porcelain
A Rare Imperial Qianlong Blue and White Stem Bowl, Qianlong Mark and of the Period 1736-1795. Finely Painted with Eight Lanca (Tibetan) Characters Between Stylised Lotus Scrolls. The Inside of the Foot with Nianhao Imperial Mark in a Line.
Condition: Poor, a large 'U' - shaped section broken out and re-stuck. This section is composed of two large pieces and three smaller pieces, the total of these restuck pieces is c.105 x 60 mm. Part of the interior is discoloured.
Size: Diameter : 15.9 cm (6 1/4 inches).
Height : 11.3 cm (4 1/2 inches).
References:A number of Imperial stembowls of this pattern are know. There is one on the British Museum, illustrated in : Handbook of the Pottery & Porcelain of the Far East, in The Department of Oriental Antiquities and Ethnography (R.L. Hobson, Printed by Order of the Trustees, Second Edition 1937, Price Two Shillings and Sixpence) fig.163.
Another Qianlong Mark and Period stembowl with this design is in the Musée Guimet Paris and is illustrated in Qing Porcelain, Famille Verte, Famille Rose (Michel Beurdeley, Guy Raindre, Thames and Hudson 1987) page 128, plate 171.
A stembowl of this pattern was sold in Hong Kong see : Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Sotheby`s 28th-29th November 1979 lot 177 HK$ 11,000.
Another with the rim polished and interior wear was sold in New York see : Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Christie`s 21 September 1995 lot 623 $5,750.