London, South Kensington
16 May 2014
A SIMILAR PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE BOWLS AND COVERS
DAOGUANG PERIOD (1821-1850), IRON RED FOUR-CHARACTER SHENDETANG ZHI MARK
Each bowl is decorated with a continuous scene depicting two ducks on a riverbank beneath a pine tree beside rocks and peony blooms, the covers are similarly decorated.
4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) diam.
Acquired by the vendor's father prior to 1950, then by descent.
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