Lot 1792. A reverse-decorated coral-ground bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
With deep sides flaring slightly towards the rim, the exterior decorated with a pattern of conjoined leafy tendrils forming arabesques that enclose peony blossoms above and lotus blossoms below, all in white and finely penciled coral reserved on a deep coral ground, the interior white.
Provenance: Christie's, New York, 4 June 1987, lot 313.
Greenwald Collection no. 69.
Literature: Gerald M. Greenwald, The Greenwald Collection, Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, 1996, no. 69.
Note: A bowl of this pattern with Daoguang mark is illustrated by S. Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1989 ed., p. 273, no. 282. Another is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing from the Kwan Collection, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, no. 69. See, also, the pair from the E.T. Chow Collection sold in our London rooms, 12 November 2002, lot 62, and another single bowl sold 3 November 2009, lot 203.