A pair of wucai bowls with foliate design, seal marks and period of Daoguang

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Lot 3137. A pair of wucai bowls with foliate design, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 10 cm., 4 7/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 525,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013

each with deep rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, finely enamelled on the interior in the wucaipalette with two addorsed crenulated foliate 'C'-scrolls tied to a central spearheaded post issuing green leaves, within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the exterior similarly painted with detached strapwork motifs interspersed with foliate scrolls suspending trefoils, all between double blue lines at the rim and foot, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Hong Kong, 08 april 2013