A coral-ground famille-rose bowl, Guangxu mark and period

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A coral-ground famille-rose bowl, Guangxu mark and periodEstimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's

the rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, the exterior brightly enameled in vibrant colors with three pink peony blossoms, each against a lemon-yellow ground enclosed within curling foliated scrolls issuing stylized leaves, all reserved on a coral ground, the interior and base glazed white, six-character mark in underglaze blue.  Diameter 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm

Note: A closely related Guangxu mark and period bowl is illustrated in Gunhild Avitabile, From the Dragon's Treasure, Chinese Porcelain from the Georg Weishaupt Collection, London, 1987, p. 35, pl. 29, and subsequently sold as part of a pair in our Amsterdam rooms, 16th October 1995, lot 627.  

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 15 sept. 2015