Lot 3674. A fine ruby-ground famille-rose 'Hundred Antiquities' 'Medallion' sgraffiato bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850). Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 475,000 HKD (56,458 EUR). © Sotheby's
the deep rounded sides supported on a short foot, the exterior with four medallions intricately enamelled with archaic bronzes, scholar's desk objects, lanterns and vases with millet and prunus respectively, interspersed with floral sprays, all reserved against a ruby sgrafiatto ground incised with feathery scrolls, the interior decorated in shaded tones of cobalt-blue with an octagonal rosette encircled by four large lanterns at the cavetto, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark; 14.3 cm., 5 5/8 in.
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 14th November 2000, lot 174
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, Hong Kong, 07 april 2015