Lot 1811. A pair of famille rose coral-ground bowls and covers, Xiezhu Zhuren Zao mark in underglaze blue, Daoguang period (1821-1850); 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 74,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
Each finely potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, enamled with a pair of phoenixes by a garden rock, surrounded by bamboo and flowering plants, a bat holding a ribbon-tied chime in its mouth hovering nearby, the covers decorated with a phoenix in flight and bamboo, all reserved against a coral-red ground, the rims accented in gilt, box.