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    Sale 2622

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2587

    A FINE PAIR OF DOUCAI BOWLS

    Price Realised  

    A FINE PAIR OF DOUCAI BOWLS
    DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)

    Each with rounded sides rising to a slightly flared rim, enamelled to the exterior with six stylised upright flower-sprays encompassed by a festooned flower scroll, all below a band of interlocked trefoils on a yellow-ground at the rim, the interior further enriched by a band of florettes and petals within interlinked arching trefoils encircling a single flower spray
    6 in. (15.4 cm.) diam., box (2)


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    Previously sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 20 March 1990, lot 646.

    A similar pair of bowls from the E.T. Chow Collection is illustrated by Beurdeley and Raindre in Qing Porcelain, pl.246; another from the Simon Kwan Collection, included in the exhibition, Imperial Porcelain of the Late Qing, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, and illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 28; from the Weishaupt Collection, included in the exhibition, From the Dragon's Treasure, illustrated by G. Avitable in the Catalogue, no.18; and a further example is illustrated in The Wonders of the Potters Palette, Qing Ceramics from the Collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1984, no.101.

    Pre-Lot Text

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