London, South Kensington
16 May 2014
THE PROPERTY OF A CHARITABLE TRUST, SOLD BY ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES
A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE CORAL-GROUND BOWLS AND COVERS
DAOGUANG PERIOD (1821-1850), UNDERGLAZE BLUE XIEZHU ZHUREN MARKS
Each bowl is finely painted with a pair of phoenixes in a rocky garden with bamboo and plants below a bat holding a chime in its mouth. The covers are each decorated with a phoenix in flight amongst bamboo. All the pieces are reserved on a coral-red ground, the rims are highlighted in gilt.
4? in. (11 cm.) diam.
Christie's London, 15 December 1983, lot 474.
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For a comparable pair of bowls, please refer to Christie's New York, 24 and 25 March 2011, lot 1811.
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