A fine and rare Chinese six-lobed blue and white porcelain small bowl
Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period
With spreading sides and floriform, notched rim, decorated in the well with a lingzhi and bamboo spray in a double circle, six similar sprays on the exterior, a delicate stylized foliate border at the lip, punctuated by florets at the notches, a band of stylized lappets above the circular foot.
H: 2, Dia: 4 3/8 in.
Sold Christie's Paris, June 7, 2011, lot 299
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
NOTE: compare a similar bowl, with lemon-yellow enamel ground, sold Christie's London, June 8, 1987, lot 305; and sold again Christie's, New York, March 20, 2010, lot 1372.