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.
Note: A 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's. IMPERIAL SALE: IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. 29 May 2013. Convention Hall.