A fine and very rare Imperial pair of lemon-yellow-glazed ‘famille rose’ porcelain bowls, China, underglaze blue six-character seal marks Daoguang and of the period. Photo Nagel

Rising from a straight foot to broad rounded sides flaring at the rim, carved on the exterior with an undulating band of camellia with feathery leaves and curled tendrils, applied with a thick enamel of rich lemon-yellow tone, the interior enamelled with a pair of large peaches suspended on a leafy stem, their skins delicately textured in mottled pink and green tinges. One bowl with small restored chip and short hairline crack to rim. D. 22,3 cm - Estimate 20 000/30 000 €

A yellow-ground bowl of very similar size and shape, also decorated with a flower scroll band on the exterior and a pair of delicately painted peaches on the interior, from the Qing court collection, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Porcelains with Cloisonne Enamel Decoration and Famille Rose Decoration, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 179 and another was sold Sotheby’s Hongkong, 13th November 1990, lot 33. See also a white-glazed Yongzheng bowl of this form with similar moulded band decoration on the exterior but with a plain interior, from the Ira and Nancy Koger collection, sold Sotheby’s New York, 27th November 1990

A Daoguang marked bowl of that type is illustrated ‘Treasures of Royality - The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty’, p. 385

Nagel. "Asian Art". 2012/11/02 http://www.auction.de/