Lot 2365. A fine pink-ground famille rose 'Lantern' medallion bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 5¾ in. (14.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 200,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012
The bowl is well potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly flared mouth rim. The exterior is enamelled and gilded with the feng deng, the 'Lanterns of Abundance', within four medallions divided by floral sprays reserved on a sgraffiato ground. The interior is painted in underglaze-blue with a rabbit in a landscape within a medallion in the centre, surrounded by four floral sprays on the well, box.
Note: A pair of similar bowls was sold at Christie's New York, 16-17 September 2010, lot 1436.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 28 November 2012