Lot 75. A pair of doucai 'lança' bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Diameter 6 5/8 in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 11,875 USD. Photo Sotheby's
each painted on the exterior with interlinked pomegranate lappets with iron-red mandorla-shaped flammiform outline, interspersed with iron-red, green, aubergine and yellow lança characters in between, the interior rim with a narrow band of similar characters, the base with four-character Zhi He Tang zhi (Hall of Extended Harmony) mark in iron-red within a double square (2).
Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw
Bote: Adoucai bowl with this exact decoration but with a different mark and of slightly smaller size, was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 14th November 1983, lot 162.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012