Lot 56. A doucai conical bowl, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850). Diamètre: 15,2 cm. (6 in.). Estimate 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
De forme légèrement évasée, il est orné à l'extérieur de médaillons de branchages feuillagés et fleuris, alternant avec des rinceaux de grenades, le pied rehaussé d'une frise de pétales stylisés.
Provenance: Previously from a French private collection, acquired by the present owner’s grandparents in China prior to 1929, and thence by descent within the family.
Note: Bowls with this decoration appear to be based on Kangxi prototypes, such as the example found in the Qing Court collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, Hong Kong, 1999, p. 216, no. 197. It is interesting to note, however, that the Kangxi examples tend to have more rounded sides when compared to their Daoguang counterparts, which tend to have steep, flared sides. For a Daoguang-marked example of the same size, shape and decoration, see G. Avitabile, From the Dragon's Treasure, London, 1987, p. 52, no. 56.
See a pair of Daoguang doucai bowls with the identical deocration, from the Yip Family collection, sold in Christie's New York, 24 March 2011, lot 1716.
Christie's. Art d'Asie, Paris, 12 December 2019