Lot 3636. A fine pair of coral-ground famille-rose 'Peony' bowls, seal marks and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 11 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 600,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s.
each well potted with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior brilliantly enamelled in vibrant colours with three pink peony blossoms, each against a lemon-yellow ground, with curling foliated scrolls issuing stylised leaves and tendrils, all against a dark coral-red ground, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark.
Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 october 2014