Qianlong mark and of the period The deep curving walls molded with a rolled rim and tapering inward toward the foot, the pale gray-green glaze displaying dark gray crackle lines intermingled between some of golden brown hue and visible on all surfaces except on the unglazed ring forming the recessed base colored with iron wash that surrounds the countersunk circle displaying the six-character mark in underglaze blue seal script. 8 1/4in (21cm) diameter 5 3/4in (14.5cm) high
A bowl of similar size, shape and glaze was sold in Christie's, London Sale 7878, 9 November 2010, lot 314, of 8 3/8in (21.3cm) in diameter.
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