26 April 2004
THE PROPERTY OF AN ASIAN COLLECTOR
A FINE FAMILLE ROSE BLUE-GROUND 'MEDALLION' BOWL
DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
The exterior enamelled with four roundels containing chrysanthemum, begonias, asters and other flowering plants reserved on a graviata pale blue ground embellished with further floral sprays, the interior painted in underglaze-blue with a central medallion of chrysanthemum and peony, with a further four clusters of similar flowers at the well
5 3/4 in. (1.7 cm.) diam., wood box
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Compare with a similar bowl from the Weishaupt collection, published in the Catalogue From the Dragon's Treasure, Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt am Main, 1987, no. 36.
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