"Palace Bowl" painted both inside and on the outside [in underglaze blue] with a continuous floral band of hibiscus. Six character mark of Cheng Hua and of the period. Diameter: 5.7". From Later Chinese Ceramics from the Collections of Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Bernat, Bluett & Sons, 1974, no.5, colour plate A. The bowl is marked in the file as the property of Mrs. Elva Bernat. It was initially offered for sale at £125,000 but this was reduced to £90,000 on 17th July 1974. Details of its sale do not seem to have been recorded.
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