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    Sale 2623

    Dowager Empress Cixi: Elegance of the Late Qing

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2205

    A TURQUOISE-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE BOWL AND COVER

    Price Realised  

    A TURQUOISE-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE BOWL AND COVER
    TONGZHI EARLY GUANGXU PERIOD (1862-1908)

    With deep rounded sides rising to a slightly flared rim, decorated in famille rose enamels with a bird perched on a branch of wisteria beside flowering branches of roses, the flowering wisteria extending over the rim and into the interior, inscribed in iron-red below the mouth rim with the characters, Dayazhai, beside the Tian Di Yi Jia Chun sealmark, all on a pale turquoise-ground, with narrow gilt bands encircling the rim and top of the ring foot, the cover with similar decoration extending towards the interior and with the same marks, the base and the exterior of the cover bearing iron-red Yong Qing Chang Chun marks
    4 3/16 in. (10.1 cm.) diam., box


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    Previously sold at Sotheby's Amsterdam, Georg Weishaupt collection, October 16, 1995, lot 56.

    Compare with two bowls of this same pattern where the design continues into the interior, known as guoqianghua, but without covers in the Beijing Palace Museum, illustrated in Guanyang Yuci, The Forbidden City Publishing House, 2007, p. 209.

    Provenance

    Georg Weishaupt, Berlin


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF RONALD W. LONGSDORF


    Literature

    Porcelains of the 19th and 20th Centuries in the Georg Weishaupt Collection, Museum fur Kunsthandwerk Frankfurt, 1987, illustrated in the Catalogue, fig. 160
    H. A. Van Oort, Chinese Porcelains of the 19th and 20th Centuries, 1977, p. 60
    Gunhild Avitabile, From the Dragon's Treasure, Chinese Porcelain from the 19th & 20th Century, 1987, p. 112, no. 160


    Exhibited

    Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt am Main, 1987