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A PAIR OF SMALL DOUCAI 'DUCKS' BOWLS

DAOGUANG SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD

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A PAIR OF SMALL DOUCAI 'DUCKS' BOWLS
DAOGUANG SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD
The exterior of each bowl painted with four swimming ducks divided by large lotus flowers above leaves and stalks rising from water and flanked by tall water weeds, the interior with a panel of two ducks within a lotus pond, one stained
3 7/8in. (10cm.) diam. (2)
Literature
A similar bowl in the Roemer Museum, Hildesheim, is illustrated in the Ohlmer Collection, Catalogue, no. 121

The Ming precursor for this design can be seen ina bowl excavated from the Zhengtong period (1436-49) stratum of the Imperial Kiln site at Jingdezhen, illustrated by Scott, Orientations, April, 1992, p. 50, fig. 12.

A similar example sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, ?? October 1990, lot 516.
Exhibited
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing, Kwan Collection, 1983, Catalogue, no. 30
National Museum of History, Taipei, Imperial Porcelain of late Ch'ing, From the Kwan Collection, 1985, Catalogue, no. 30
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