A fine pair of iron-red bowls. Daoguang Seal Marks And Period. Photo Sotheby's

each with steeply rounded sides, painted with a band of conjoined foliate scrolls rising to support a peach and alternating with freestanding bats below wanmotifs, all below an elaborate frieze of pendent tassels, seal mark in underglaze blue, wood stands (4). Diameter 4 3/4 in., 12.2 cm. Estimation: 7,000 - 9,000 USD - Lot. Vendu 21,250 USD

PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, June 19, 1984, lot 344.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York | 11 sept. 2012 www.sothebys.com