15 September 2009
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAMES H. KELLEY
A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE BOWLS
DAOGUANG PERIOD (1821-1850)
Each thinly potted with deep flaring sides rising from a ring foot and decorated with sprays of flowering chrysanthemum, the base with six-character hall mark in iron red reading rui di tui si tang zhi, 'Hall of Retiring for Contemplation in the Farsighted Official's House'
4¼ in. (10.5 cm.) diam. (2)
Acquired circa 1960s-1974, and thence by descent within the family.
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