16 September 2016
A PAIR OF SGRAFFITO RUBY-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE 'MEDALLION' BOWLS
DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
Each is finely decorated on the exterior with four landscape medallions, three decorated in sepia, the fourth in famille rose, all separated by stylized flower sprays reserved on the dark ruby sgraffito ground. The center of the interior is decorated with a stylized ruyi-petaled flower head.
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam.
Private Chinese collection, acquired prior to 1949.
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