Lot 90. A famille rose pink-ground medallion bowl, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 14.6cm (5 3/4in) diam. Estimate £12,000 - 18,000 (€15,000 - 22,000). Sold for £ 22,500 (€ 25,166). Photo Bonhams.
Each of the four medallions filled with an abundance of delicate floral sprays including peony, aster, chrysanthemum and nandina branches, all alternating with formal lotus blossoms on foliate scrolls against a finely-incised sgraffiato ground, the interior brightly painted with a scene of a rabbit feeding on grass in a rocky landscape in the well, surrounded by branches of peony, prunus, aster and chrysanthemum under the rim.
Provenance: a distinguished European private collection
Note: One of a pair of very similar pink-ground medallion bowls is illustrated in Imperial Porcelain of the Late Qing from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong, 1983, no.37.
Compare a similar bowl sold at Sotheby's New York, 11-12 September 2012, lot 73, and a pair sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1 December 2010, lot 3207.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014