A pair of green-ground famille rose ‘Double Happiness’ bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in iron red and of the period (1821-1850)

A pair of green-ground famille rose ‘Double Happiness’ bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in iron red and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate HK$300,000-500,000 (US$39,000-65,000). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

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Each bowl is delicately enamelled on the exterior with four lotus blooms and ‘double happiness’ characters interspersed with iron-red bats and Shou characters, all reserved on a bright lime-green ground. 51/2 in. (14.1 cm.) diam. (2)

Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor