Lot 326. A pair of famille rose gilt-decorated 'Baragon Tumed' bowls, Daoguang period (1821-1850), Iron-red 'Baragon Tumed' marks in Mongolian script; 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 26,160 - USD 39,240). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
The bowls are each decorated to the exterior with the 'Seven Regal Treasures', including the Wheel of the Law, the elephant, the horse, the jewel, a male deity, the Minister and the General, all supported on lotus blossoms and stylised waves. The foot and mouth rims are decorated with shou characters alternating with the Eight Buddhist Emblems and the interior has an open pink lotus bloom.
Note: These bowls form part of a service made at the imperial factories to celebrate the marriage of one of the Daoguang emperor's daughters to a Mongolian prince of the Tumed banner in 1842. Compare the present lot to a larger bowl (17.8 cm. diam.) of the same design and inscribed with the 'Baragon Tumed' mark in the British Museum, illustrated by S. Jenyns, Later Chinese Porcelain, London, 1987, pl. CXII. A pair of cups with similar decoration from the Weishaupt collection is illustrated by G. Avitabile, From the Dragon's Treasure, London, 1987, no. 54.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019