A doucai 'chrysanthemum' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 359. A doucai 'chrysanthemum' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 4 ¼ in. (10.9 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000Price realised GBP 32,500© Christie’s Images Limited 2015.

The exterior of the bowl is decorated with five medallions containing colourful chrysanthemum sprays, surrounded by smaller flower heads with stylised leafy scrolls. 

NoteSee a pair of bowls in the Tianminlou Collection, decorated with the same design but bearing a Yongzheng mark within double squares instead of circles, illustrated in Chinese Porcelain, The S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Hong Kong, 1987, no. 100. Also compare this vessel to a very similar bowl sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28 May 2014, lot 3459.

A doucai 'chrysanthemum medallion' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735)

doucai 'chrysanthemum medallion' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm.) diam. Price realised HKD 1,480,000 at at Christie's Hong Kong, 28 May 2014, lot 3459. © Christie’s Images Limited 2014.

The finely potted bowl with gently rounded sides is delicately painted with underglaze blue outlines and overglaze enamels on the exterior with five medallions containing multi-coloured scrolling chrysanthemums, surrounded by tricorn scrolling floral motifs, box. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000

CHRISTIE'S. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 10 November 2015, London, King Street