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.

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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