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

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

Lot 2269. A pair of doucai 'floral medallion' bowls, Yongzheng six-character mark within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate 400,000 - HKD 600,000 USD. Lot sold 2,670,000USD. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 

The finely potted bowls with gently rounded sides are 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, Japanese wood box. 

Property of the Yiqingge Collection.  

NoteA small number of bowls with this pattern are known, such as the pair in the Tianminlou Collection bearing a Yongzheng mark within double squares, illustrated in Chinese Porcelain, The S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Hong Kong, 1987, no. 100; a pair, also with the marks within double squares, exhibited in Splendour of the Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1992, Catalogue, no. 173; and a pair from the Edward T. Chow Collection, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25 November 1980, lot 132.

Christie'sIMPERIAL SALE: IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. 29 May 2013. Convention Hall.