415

415

Lot 415. A finely enamelled doucai and famille-rose 'sanduo' bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 

the steep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, finely enamelled around the exterior and outlined in underglaze cobalt-blue with touches of famille rose with three fruiting sprays of pomegranate, finger-citron and lychee, all together constituting the auspicious san duo or 'Three Abundances', the foliage of each in two tones of green, the interior with a leafy cluster of two peaches in shaded apple-green and iron-red below an iron-red bud and flower, within double lines repeated at the rim.

Provenance: The K'ung Hsiang-Hsi (Kong Xiangxi, 1881-1967) Collection, New York, and thence by descent within the family. 
Christie's New York, 17th September 2015, lot 2025.

Sotheby'sSt George Street Sale: Asian Art, London, 17 May 2019