Lot 3722. A ruby-ground famille-rose scraffiato 'bogu' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850), 14.8 cm, 5 7/8 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.
the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, intricately painted to the exterior with four medallions enclosing various precious objects and antiques, all divided by feathery floral sprays and reserved against a ruby-red incised with sgraffiato arabesques, the interior painted in underglaze blue with a central medallion enclosing an octagonal rosette surrounded by a radiating arrangement of jardinières alternating with tassels suspending butterflies and ruyi motifs, all encircled by four elaborate lanterns at the cavetto, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark.
Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co., Taipei, 1992.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Oct 2017