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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1770

    A FINE FAMILLE ROSE RUBY-GROUND 'LANTERN' MEDALLION BOWL

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    A FINE FAMILLE ROSE RUBY-GROUND 'LANTERN' MEDALLION BOWL
    DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)

    The exterior decorated to each of the four roundels with the 'Lanterns of Abundance', feng deng, divided by floral sprays reserved on a
    a graviata ruby-ground, the interior painted in underglaze-blue with four be-ribboned canopied flasks, surrounding a central medallion radiating four flowering plants alternating with insects suspending bejewelled ruyi-heads
    5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) diam, Japanese wood box


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    A Daoguang bowl of similar shape and 'lantern' design from the collection of S. K. Kwan, included in the exhibition Joined Colors, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 1993, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 58; and another described with a 'purple' enamel is illustrated by Geng Baochang, Ming Qing Ciqi Jianding, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 507. A third example is in the Metropolitan Museum, illustrated by S. Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1989, pl. 281.

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