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A Lianzi Bowl

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PERIOD: Renaissance

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE LIANZI BOWL XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435) Well potted with deep, rounded sides, painted on the interior in inky shades of blue with a central medallion enclosing a sprig of berries surrounded by a continuous, undulating frieze of alternating, leafy stems of camellia and chrysanthemum, each bearing a single blossom and bud, below a narrow band of white-capped waves, the exterior with a wide band of elongated petals rising from the ring foot towards a key-pattern band, all within double-line borders 8 in. (20.2 cm.) diam., box

PRIX: $60000

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