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    Sale 7431

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 208

    A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'BARAGON TUMED' BOWLS

    CIRCA 1830-1850

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'BARAGON TUMED' BOWLS
    CIRCA 1830-1850
    Each deep bowl decorated on the exterior with eight leaf-shaped panels alternately decorated with Buddhist figures and auspicious animals or objects and supported on a blossom floating on a band of waves, between borders of Shou-characters and Buddhist emblems, then interiors with a stylized lotus and double vajra design, each base with a two-character seal mark in iron red
    7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) diam. (2)


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    A similar bowl is illustrated by S. Jenyns, Later Chinese Porcelain, London, 1951, pl. CXII (1), where the author describes the mark as being in Mongolian script, and reading 'Baragon Tumed', identifying it as 'part of a service made for a granddaughter of Tao Kuang who married a Mongolian prince of the Tumed banner'. The author further notes, p. 72, that the set was made at the Imperial factories to celebrate the marriage.

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