Yongzheng Mark and Period Porcelain Bowl 1723 – 1735

A Yongzheng Mark and Period ‘Palace Bowl’ 1723-1735. This none-imperial Yongzheng porcelain bowl is painted in the style of a 15th century Ming porcelain ‘Palace Bowl’ with a continuious scrolling flower design. The base has a rather sketchy Yongzheng six character mark.


In very good condition, fritting and the outside edge has some small glaze chips.
Height : 5.2 cm Width : 11.7cm
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None-Imperial Yongzheng Six Character Marks on Yongzheng Porcelain :

This group of blue and white, monochrome and famille rose porcelain is interesting in that it allows a firm dating of the porcelain. Some of the pieces, especially the blue and white porcelain, could without the mark be attributed to Kangxi (1662-1722) or even Qianlong (1736-1795). They are however distinct from Yongzheng (1723-1735) imperial ware. The most obvious sign is that the calligraphy is too weak to have been painted in an imperial workshop. The none-imperial marks do vary in quality, some of which can be very thin and rather spidery in appearance, but none are as good as the imperial marks. Further to this the decoration is always too lose and summarily executed to have been made for the emperor himself. Kangxi, Yongzheng`s father, also seems to have allowed the practice of adding none-imperial reign marks to pieces that were clearly made for export to the West. Numerous examples of none-imperial Yongzheng mark and period porcelain are know, some however are incorrectly described as `Imperial`. None-imperial Yongzheng six character mark and period porcelain bowls were recovered for a shipwreck (referred to as the Ca Mau Cargo), some of which are in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.



Blue and White ‘Lily’ Palace Bowl, Mark and Period of Chenghua.
From the Collection of Lord Cunliffe
Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 20 May 1980, Lot 39

Chenghua Bowl