small "Surprise" bowl in biscuit enamelled Aubergine and turquoise - Kangxi period 1662/1722
Provenance: Important private collection Belgium (Brussels)
Mr and Mme Robert de Strycker by in C.T. Loo rue de Courcelles Paris 15 Juin 1943
Literature: Leaping the Dragon gate The Sir Michael Butler Collection of Seventeeth Century Chinese Porcelain by
T. Canepa and K. Butler. If such cupswere filled to the top the wine would have spilled out of a conceated
hole in the bottom on to the laps of the drinker.