• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 203

    A CORAL-GROUND REVERSE-DECORATED 'LOTUS' BOWL

    DAOGUANG UNDERGLAZE BLUE SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-50)

    Price Realised  

    A CORAL-GROUND REVERSE-DECORATED 'LOTUS' BOWL
    DAOGUANG UNDERGLAZE BLUE SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-50)
    Delicately potted with a slighlty flaring rim, the exterior with meandering scrolls bearing lotus and peony blooms, all reserved on a rich coral-red ground
    5¼ in. (13 cm.) diam.


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    An almost identical pair of bowls from the E. T. Chow Collection were sold in these Rooms, 12 November 2002, lot 62. A single bowl was sold in our New York Rooms, 27 November 1991, lot 427.
    Compare the similar bowl with Daoguang mark illustrated in the catalogue of the exhibition, Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing from the Kwan Collection, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, no. 69. Another example is ilustrated by S. Valenstein in A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1989 ed, no. 282.

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