Lot 2362. A doucai 'Floral' bowl, Jiaqing six-character seal mark and of the period (1796-1820); 5 11/16 in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 100,000. Price realised HKD 93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012
The bowl is enamelled on the exterior of the deep rounded sides with six stylised lotus blooms surrounded by scrolling leafy tendrils. The primary floral band is bordered by double-lines encircling the rim and overlapping ruyi lappets at the base, Japanese wood box.
Note: Doucai bowls of this design are fashioned after the Yongzheng prototype. A pair of Yongzheng-marked examples from the collection of Paul and Helen Bernat, was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15 November 1988, lot 15. Two Jiaqing-marked examples decorated with composite flowers were sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28 April 1997, lot 744.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 28 November 2012