28 April 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A FAMILLE ROSE BLUE-GROUND 'MEDALLION' BOWL
DAOGUANG SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD
The exterior reserved with four polychrome landscape and figure roundels, on a ground of blue enamel engraved with feather-scroll and enriched with enamelled flowers, the interior with a blue roundel of two figures and a water buffalo
5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) diam.
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Compare a Daoguang bowl of this pattern illustrated by Avitable, From the Dragon's Treasure, no. 40, p. 43, and a similar bowl sold in New York, 23 March 1995, lot 394.
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