Lot 1793. A famille rose-decorated coral-ground bowl, Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 4 5/16 in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 86,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
With deep rounded sides, the exterior decorated in famille rose enamels with three large pink peony sprays reserved on a yellow ground within conjoined, scrolling foliate borders bearing blue flowers, all against a rich coral ground, box.
Provenance: Christie's, New York, 4 June 1987, lot 312.
Greenwald Collection no. 70.
Literature: Gerald M. Greenwald, The Greenwald Collection, Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, 1996, no. 70.
Note: Other bowls of this pattern with a Daoguang mark have been published: one in the Olmer Collection, illustrated in Chinesisches Porzellan, Roemer-Museum, Hildesheim, 1981, no. 138; one in the collection of Simon Kwan illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, no. 51; and another in the collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art was included in their exhibition, Wonders of the Potter's Palette, 1984, no. 104. See, also, the bowl sold in these rooms, 19 September 2007, lot 423.