A turquoise-ground blue and white bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

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Lot 3075. A turquoise-ground blue and white bowl, seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 18.7 cm., 7 3/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013

the deep rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, decorated on the interior in shaded tones of cobalt with a central medallion depicting an episode of the literatti tale 'The Oxherd and the Weaving Maiden' showing the parted lovers reunited among clouds and a flock of magpies above a swirling stream, encircled on the walls by wispy clouds and flying magpies, repeated in white enamelled decoration over a bright turquoise ground around the exterior, above radiating scrolling petals and a band of key-fret on the foot, the white 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