Lot 1395. 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 7,000Price realised USD 10,625© Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The larger bowl is decorated on the exterior of the rounded sides with vignettes of orchids reserved on a pale café-au-lait ground below the gilded rim. The smaller bowl is decorated on one side with a vignette of orchids, prunus and bamboo, and on the reverse with a butterfly and a chrysanthemum stem, reserved on a cafe-au-lait ground below the gilded rim.

Christie'sFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 19 - 20 September 2013.