Chinese imperial porcelain thinly potted deep bowl with gently flared rim, covered on the exterior and interior with a bright copper-red glaze slightly pooling towards the foot, the rim glazed white.

7 1/2 inches, 18.5 cm diameter.

The base with a six-character mark of Yongzheng within a double ring in underglaze blue and of the period, 1723-1735.


Overall excellent condition.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in the collection of Tang Shaoyi (1862-1938), the first prime minister of the Republic of China, and thence by descent.
  • A similar bowl from a European collection, previously sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in their auction of Important Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art, Jade Carvings and Jadeite Jewellery, 24th November 1987, lot 129, and again sold by Christie’s New York in their auction of Fine Chinese Ceramics, Paintings and Works of Art, 21st September 2000, lot 394, was included by Marchant in their catalogue of Recent Acquisitions, 2010, no. 36, pp. 62/3.