An exceptional copper-red 'lotus' bowl
Sturdily potted with rounded and slightly splayed sides rising from a short foot, the interior brilliantly painted in rich tones of underglaze-red with a chrysanthemum medallion, encircled by peony blossoms and thick leaves issuing from meandering vines, the exterior similarly decorated with evenly-spaced lotus blossoms and scrolls, all under broad keyfret rims. 21cm diam.
- Please note additional provenance:
Roy Davids & Dominic Jellinek, Provenance, Oxon, 2011, p.122, pl.37.
George Eumorfopoulos collection (affixed label C.157)
Sotheby's London, 30 May 1940, lot 274.
Sold to Mrs Colin-Smith, 11 September 1941
Sotheby's London, 26 July 1960, lot 47
John Figgess, London
Sold through Bluett's in the early 1980s by Sir John Figgess to Jack Chia
Offered for sale at Sotheby's Hong Kong, Jack Chia Collection, 5 November 1996 (unsold at estimate of HK$1,000,000-1,500,000)
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5 November 1996, lot 677
Sotheby's London, 8 November 2006, lot 25