A FINE PAIR OF IMPERIAL YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE BOWLS
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A FINE PAIR OF IMPERIAL YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE BOWLS

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

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A FINE PAIR OF IMPERIAL YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE BOWLS
DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
Each finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flaring rim, the exterior finely and densley decorated with a continous pattern of flowering peony, chrysanthemum, lotus and hibiscus, intertwined with scrolling foliage, all in brightly coloured enamels reserved on a rich yellow-ground, the interior painted with five bats in iron-red
6 in. (14.8 cm.) diam. (2)
Provenance
By repute, acquired from Henry Brougham Loch
1st Baron Loch (Lord Loch of Drylaw, 1827-1900)
Alfred Morrison Collection
Fonthill Heirlooms, no. 337
John Granville Morrison (1901-1996), 1st Baron Margadale of Islay and thence by direct descent to the present owner

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Lot Essay

Yellow-ground famille rose floral bowls of this pattern on the exterior and with five iron-red bats to the interior, appear to have developed from the Qianlong reign. A Qianlong-marked example in the British Museum collection is illustrated by H. Moss, By Imperial Command, Hong Kong, 1976, pl. 6. A Jiaqing-marked bowl from the Qing Court Collection, is illustrated in Porcelains with Cloisonne Enamel Decoration and Famille Rose Decoration, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, p. 205, no. 181. It has been recorded that a large quantity of these yellow-ground bowls were made as early as the second year of the Qianlong reign, ibid, p. 205. A number of Daoguang-marked examples are published including the bowl from the Yangzhitang Collection, sold at Christie's Singapore, 30 March 1997, lot 276; in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, 1982, vol. 11, no. 163; and another bowl illustrated by J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Baur Collection, vol. 2, 1999, p. 234, no. 338 (A630).
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