3336. A Set of Nine Famille Rose Butterfly Bowls

A Set of Nine Famille Rose Yellow-Ground Butterfly Bowls, each painted in famille rose enamels and gilt with butterflies in flight against the yellow ground, four character Tongzhi mark and of the period (1862-1874), diameter c. 9.5 cm; wear, minor glaze defects
PROVENANCE: These yellow-ground porcelain objects where purchased in China in 1956, by a Swedish businessman who was conducting a business transaction with the Chinese government at the time.