26 March 2010,
Price realised USD 13,750
USD 7,000 - USD 10,000
A FINE SMALL DOUCAI 'LONGEVITY' DISH
DAOGUANG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
The interior painted with a fruiting peach tree with a trunk twisted in the form of a stylized shou character growing between a rock and lingzhi, with three similar trees on the exterior between blue ruyi arabesques
5¾ in. (14.7 cm.) diam.
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A similar dish with Daoguang mark was sold in our London rooms, 8 June 2004, lot 443.
Acquired in 1990.
Property From a Private West Coast Collection
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