*A FINE AND RARE CHINESE DOUCAI SMALL LINGZHI BOWL
SIX CHARACTER YONGZHENG MARK AND OF THE PERIOD 1723-35
The gently flaring body delicately decorated with four pairs of ruyi-heads, separated by florets extending to leafy tendrils, all contained within concentric bands, the interior glazed white, 10.4cm.
Provenance: purchased in Hong Kong in the 1950s or '60s, by repute.
Cf. For examples of wine cups of this design see R E Scott, For the Imperial Court, Qing Porcelain from the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, p.110, no.40, Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 8th October 2013, lot 3094 for a similar pair of wine cups, and Christie's, Hong Kong, Wednesday 1st June 2011, lot 3523. See also the Catalogue of the Special Exhibition of Ch'eng-hua Porcelain Ware, National Palace Museum, pp.153-155 for the Chenghua prototypes of this design.