30 May 2005
A PAIR OF DOUCAI FLORAL BOWLS
DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
Finely painted and enamelled to the exterior with a composite flower scroll issuing six exotic blooms above an overlapping border of ruyi-heads at the base, all picked out in two tones of green, aubergine, pale blue, iron-red, yellow and underglaze blue
5 1/2 in. (14.2 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box (2)
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Cf. a pair of similar bowls from the Edward T. Chow collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25 November 1980, lot 140.
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