Lot 1782. A fine yellow-ground famille rose 'medallion' bowl, Daoguang six-character sealmark and of the period (1821-1850); 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm. ) diam. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000. Price realised HKD 271,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.
With rounded sides and slightly everted rim, the exterior with four circular panels containing flower sprigs alternating with peach branches tied with wan emblems above breaking waves, all reserved on a graviata yellow ground, the interior in underglaze-blue with a central medallion of lingzhi on jagged rocks protruding from turbulent waves, below four detached flower sprigs in the well, box.
Christie's Hong Kong. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 27 May 2008