A rare Imperial ruby-ground famille-rose 'floral' bowl, iron-red Jiaqing seal mark and period

Lot 597. A rare Imperial ruby-ground famille-rose 'floral' bowl, iron-red Jiaqing seal mark and period. Estimate 40000/60000 €. Lot sold 60.000 €. Photo Nagel.

with shallow rounded sides supported on a narrow footring, finely enamelled around the exterior with a lush variety of flower sprays clustered around the narrow footring or arching below the rim, including peony, hibiscus, lily, chrysanthemum, camellia, and aster, all reserved on a ruby-red ground of deep crushed raspberry tone, the interior and base reserved in white, the base further inscribed in iron-red with a six-character seal mark. D. 9,2 cm. Very small restored chip to rim

NotesA pair of bowls of this type was sold at Sotheby's Hongkong, 20th November 1984, lot 412, and than in the Weishaupt collection, illustrated in Gunhild Avitabile, From the Dragon's Treasure, London, 1987, pl. 26, and the other now in the Gruterich collection included in the exhibition Chinesische Keramik. Meisterwerke aus Privatsammlungen, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Cologne, 1988, cat. no. 139; another pair was sold at Sotheby's Hongkong, 30th April 1991, lot 110; and a single bowl was sold at Sotheby's London, 12th December 1989, lot 436 - For the prototype of the decoration, see a Yongzheng ruby-ground bowl in the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, illustrated in Chugoku toji zenshu [complete works on Chinese ceramics], vol. 21, Kyoto, 1981, pl. 105; a slightly smaller example with a Yongzheng yuzhi mark, in the British Museum, London, published in Hugh Moss, By Imperial Command, Hong Kong, 1976, pl. 5 

Nagel Auktionen, "Asian Art",  07/12/2015