A fine and rare moulded celadon bowl. Mark and Period of Yongzheng. Photo Sotheby's

the well-rounded sides rising from a slightly tapering foot, moulded on the outside in slight relief with a formal flower scroll with finely incised details and a petal border below, the inside incised with a star-shaped floret, covered overall with a very pale glaze of bluish-green tone leaving the rim and base white, the latter inscribed with a six-character mark within a double circl; 11.4 cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 700,000—900,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,340,000 HKD

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 2, no. 856.

NOTE: A similar bowl from the Eumorfopoulos collection in the British Museum, London, is illustrated in R.L. Hobson, The George Eumorfopoulos Collection of Chinese, Corean and Persian Pottery and Porcelain, London, 1925-8, vol. 5, pl. XLI, no. E 314; a fractionally larger one in the Roemer-Museum, Hildesheim, Germany, is illustrated in Ulrich Wiesner, Chinesisches Porzellan. Die Ohlmer'sche Sammlung im Roemer-Museum, Hildesheim, Mainz, 1981, pl. 87. Other bowls of this design were sold at Christie's New York, 29th November 1990, lot 214; in these rooms, 29th November 1976, lot 555; and one from the Stephen Junkunc III collection at Christie's New York, 21st September 1995, lot 236.

Sotheby's. The Meiyintang Collection - An Important Selection of Imperial Chinese Porcelains, 07 Apr 11, Hong Kong