18 - 19 September 2014
A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'DUCKS AND LOTUS POND' BOWLS
JIAQING SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820)
Each bowl is decorated on the exterior with two pairs of mandarin ducks swimming amidst four large lotus blooms and reeds above a band of upright lotus lappets. The interior medallion is similarly decorated with a scene of paired ducks and lotus, all within double-line borders.
5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm.) diam.
Private collection, New York, acquired prior to 1970, and thence by descent to the current owner.
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A pair of slightly smaller (10.2 cm. diam.) Qianlong mark and period doucai bowls decorated with an identical pattern of ducks in lotus ponds, from the E.T. Chow Collection, was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15 May 1990, lot 288.
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