Lot 31. A rare café-au-lait ground famille rose 'orchid' bowl, Daoguang iron-red seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 3,000-5,000. Sold for £ 4,062 (€ 4,544). Photo: Bonhams.
Finely potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim from a short, inward-tapered foot, the exterior delicately enamelled with three clusters of orchids reserved on a café-au-lait ground below the gilt rim, one side with a calligraphic inscription.
Provenance: a European private collection, and thence by descent.
Note: Compare with a similar café-au lait ground famille rose bowl, Daoguang iron-red seal mark and of the period, which was sold at Christie's New York, 19-20 September 2013, lot 1395 (part lot).
Two famille rose café-au-lait-ground bowls, Daoguang seal marks in iron-red and of the period (1821-1850); 8 7/8 and 5 5/8 in. (22.5 and 14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 10,625 at Christie's New York, 19-20 September 2013, lot 1395. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013