The 53/4in (14.5cm) diameter ‘Palace’ bowl, so-called because it was made for the Emperor Chenghua’s Palace in Beijing, is decorated in blue with a sinuous scrolling lily design. It was bought by London dealer Eskenazi against competition from the telephone and the room.
Asian Art in London
Asian art in London, the annual nine-day celebration of the capital’s artistic, academic and commercial expertise in the Asian art field, was in full swing last week with auctions, dealers’ shows, lectures and exhibitions. The highlight of this year’s Asian auction series was this Chinese 15th century Chenghua mark and period ‘Palace’ bowl, part of the collection formed by the 2nd Baron Cunliffe offered at Bonhams on November 11 where it sold for £820,000 (plus 17.5/10 per centpremium).