15 - 16 March 2015
A PAIR OF MOLDED FAMILLE ROSE CORAL-GROUND BRACKET-LOBED BOWLS
XIEZHU ZHUREN ZAO HALL MARKS IN IRON RED, DAOGUANG PERIOD (1821-1850)
Each bowl is molded with a band of upright petals above the foot, each petal enclosing a different flowering branch, below a band of scrolling lotus beneath the foliate rim, all against a rich coral-red ground. The interior and base are covered in turquoise enamel.
7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box
Acquired in Japan in the 1950s, and thence to the C.T. Howell Collection.
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