25 September 2020
A FAMILLE ROSE SGRAFFIATO PALE BLUE-GROUND ‘MEDALLION’ BOWL
DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
The bowl is decorated on the exterior with four roundels enclosing chrysanthemum and daisies, all reserved on a pale blue ground finely incised with scrolling tendrils and further decorated with floral sprays. The center of the interior is further decorated with a roundel of chrysanthemum, daisy and peony below four floral branches on the well.
5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam.
The Collection of Laurence and Sophie (Williams) Moultrie, acquired while serving as missionaries in China in the 1920s.
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A pair of Daoguang 'medallion' bowls of this design and with sky-blue sgraffiato grounds is illustrated in Encompassing Precious Beauty: The Songzhutang Collection of Imperial Chinese Ceramics, Hong Kong, 2016, pp. 212-13, no. 82.
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