A famille rose turquoise-ground jar and cover, Iron-red Daoguang seal mark and of the period. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€28,000 - 42,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.
Finely enamelled to the exterior with four large lotus flowers, each pistil supporting a basket holding the three abundances, including peaches, pomegranates and finger citrons, alternated with gilt double happiness characters below descending bats, surrounded by leafy meandering tendrils issuing smaller lotus flowers on a bright turquoise ground, all above lappets to the base and a yellow band of ruyi-head pendants to the shoulder, the cover similarly decorated with lotus flowers and surmounted by a gilt lotus bud finial. 28.9cm (11 3/8in) high (2).
Notes: This type of famille rose jars appears to have been directly inspired by the production of cloisonné enamel vessels.
For a related famille rose green-ground jar of similar ovoid form and design with lotus scrolls and double happiness characters, Jiaqing seal mark and period, see Tianwuguan Cangci, Vol.1, Shanghai, 2011, pp.250-251. Also compare with a similar famille rose turquoise-ground jar and cover, Daoguang seal mark and of the period, sold at Christie's London, 11 May 2015, lot 37.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 12 Nov 2015 10:00 GMT - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET