A pair of covered Yixing bowls with characters: 1) ZŽ xiŽ shŽng xi‡n zœ y? sh’ sh“ z? s?n b?o zh? ji?ng sh?n t—ng l“. Signed L? c?n h?i. 2) Zh?u qu?n Žr hu‡n zhœ bœ sh“ k?n d˜u ch? y l’n sh“ zh? qi? y?u. Signed L? c?n h?i. Inner sides green glazed. China, 20th century. H. 14 cm. Diam. 15 cm. Provenance: bought in Hong Kong, 1978. Exhibited and on loan to the Leiden Museum of Ethnology. Part of a Dutch private collection of Chinese porcelain (lot 1 - 77), acquired in the period 1970-1980, in Hong Kong and China, as well as with ChristieÕs and SothebyÕs. Several pieces were exhibited and on loan to the Leiden Museum of Ethnology during the period 1977-1995. The former curator Mr. Gan Tjiang-Tek included several of these objects for his lectures.