Lot 1827. A pair of famille rose yellow-ground bowls, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 3 5/16 in. (8.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
With steep sides rising to the rounded rim, painted around the exterior with the characters fu, lu, shou, and xi encircled by five bats and small ruyi heads in famille rose enamels within gilt cartouches, reserved on a yellow and iron-red wan diaper ground between borders of ruyi heads above and below, the interior painted with fruiting and flowering gourd vines reserved on a coral-red ground beneath a gilt ruyi-head border.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011