16 - 17 September 2010
A BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE FRIENDS' BOWL
DAOGUANG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
The deep rounded sides decorated on the exterior with a grouping of the 'Three Friends' (pine, bamboo and prunus), and on the interior with a central stylized flower head, all within double line borders
5 1/8 in. (13.1 cm.) diam.
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Compare the similar Daoguang-marked bowl, in the Weishaupt Collection, illustrated in Chinese and Japanese Porcelain of the 19th and 20th Centuries and Their Forerunners, Berlin, 2002, p. 292, no. 311.
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