Lot 1471, Two famille-rose 'lotus' bowls and covers, Daoguang seal marks and period. Estimate USD 5,000 ~ 7,000. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's.
each painted on the exterior to resemble a lotus blossom with three overlapping rows of petals, the domed cover painted as an open lotus blossom surrounding the gilded finial, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue, wood stands (6). Diameter 4 1/4 in., 10.8 cm
Provenance: Collection of Mrs. P. Dooley, acquired in China in 1948 (by repute).
Note: A similar Daoguang mark and period bowl without a cover was sold at Christie's London, 6th November 2007, lot 210.