• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1443

    A RARE PAIR OF YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE 'MEDALLION' BOWLS

    DAOGUANG SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Provenance

    Dragon House, Chicago, 1970s.