8 November 2016
PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOTS 7-8)
A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'MELONS' BOWLS
DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
Each bowl is decorated to the exterior with bitter melons and bamboo sprays that continue over the rim into the interior. There is a butterfly in flight depicted to the exterior and another one to the interior.
4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) diam.
Christie's Hong Kong, 7 July 2003, lot 699.
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