A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'MEDALLION' BOWLS
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A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'MEDALLION' BOWLS

DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)

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A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'MEDALLION' BOWLS
DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
The bowls are delicately potted with steep slightly flaring sides, finely pencilled in underglaze blue and enamelled in yellow, iron-red and green with five roundels containing either flowering or fruiting trees divided by pomegranate sprays above a band of overlapping leaf lappets around the base.
6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam., boxes (2)
Provenance
Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, May 1985, lot 187
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Lot Essay

A Daoguang bowl of this pattern from the Simon Kwan Collection was included in the Exhibition of Imperial of Late Qing, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 684.

For the origin of this design compare the Kangxi bowl from collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing illustrated in Procelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 1999, p.216, pl. 197.

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