A doucai 'flower medallion' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

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Lot 174. A doucai 'flower medallion' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 22.5cm (8 7/8in) diam. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,600 - 5,900). Photo: Bonhams.

Decorated around the exterior with four medallions of lotus, peony, prunus and chrysanthemum in alternating bright iron-red and rose-pink enamels, dividing foliate strapworks, the interior with a medallion enclosing two butterflies within a double-circle repeated at the rim.

Provenance: a British private collection, and thence by descent 

Note: A similar bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of the Treasures of the Palace MuseumPorcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, Hong Kong, 2007, p.250, no.229; another similar bowl, Yongzheng mark and of the period, is in the Potala Palace collection and illustrated in Budala gong zhenbao guan tulu, Shenzhen, 2013, p.33.

Compare with a similar doucai 'flower medallion' bowl, Yongzheng mark and of the period, with the same motif, which was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3-4 December 2015, lot 469.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017, 11:00 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET