18 June 2002
A MATCHED PAIR OF DOUCAI BOWLS
Underglaze-blue Daoguang seal marks and of the period (1821-1850)
Each with rounded sides, enamelled to the exterior with three stylised lotus sprays, the centre of the interior each with a lotus medallion
5 in. (12.6 cm.) diam.
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Compare a very similar Qianlong example illustrated in Qing Imperial Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Reigns, Hong Kong, 1995, pl. 105.
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Please note that one of the bowls has a hairline crack.
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