26 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 74,500
Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000
A RARE PAIR OF YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE 'MEDALLION' BOWLS
DAOGUANG SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
Brightly enamelled around the exterior with three medallions enclosing rams in a garden setting, each medallion separated by a vase with flowers surrounded by auspicious objects, all reserved on a bright yellow sgraffiato ground, the interior finely painted in underglaze blue with a central medallion enclosing three further rams within double-line borders and beneath flowering branches, auspicious objects and clusters of lingzhi
5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm.) diam., box (2)
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Compare a Daoguang-marked bowl of this type illustrated by Wiesner in Chinesisches Porzellan, Germany, 1981, no. 143. Another yellow-ground example, also painted with roundels of rams, was sold in our London rooms, 12 May 2009, lot 171.
Dragon House, Chicago, 1970s.