Lot 266. A pair of famille rose ruby-ground sgraffiato 'medallion' bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 50,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018.
Each bowl is decorated with four gilt roundels enclosing various flowers, berries, and pomegranates, each separated by delicate flower scrolls on an incised leafy scroll ground. The interior is decorated in underglaze blue with a flower basket roundel to the centre surrounded by four large fruit and flower sprays.
Provenance: From the private collection of a European nobleman, who was a Consul in China from 1907-1931.