17 September 2015
A FINE AND VERY RARE FAMILLE ROSE BOWL AND COVER
DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
The bowl is finely enameled with three bands of overlapping lotus petals between the green band encircling the foot in imitation of the lotus stem and a band of stamens at the rim. The domed cover is painted en suite with petals overlapping leaves below a seed pod surmounted by a gilded finial.
4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) diam., box
Property from the Lai Family Collection.
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Compare the very similar bowl and cover, but with Guangxu mark, illustrated in Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing from the Kwan Collection, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 13 August - 25 September 1983, p. 131, no. 137.
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