Lot 162. A ruby-ground famille-rose sgraffiato ‘medallion’ bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 5 7/8 in., 14.8 cm. Estimate: 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
the deep rounded sides supported on a narrow straight foot and rising to a gently everted rim, brightly enameled with four circular reserves enclosing 'antiques', flowers and lanterns, against a reddish-pink sgraffiato ground with floral sprays, the interior with four beribboned lanterns and a central stylized medallion in underglaze blue, the base with an underglaze blue six-character seal mark.