Lot 175. A famille-rose 'bats and emblems' bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Diameter 4 ¼ in., 10.9 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 20,160 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
finely enameled to the exterior with a shaped diaper border around the rim suspending pendants in the form of bats and jewels, alternating with suspended parasols dangling lotus-form emblems, chimes, and tassels, all above upright ruyi-form lappets encircling the foot, the cover similarly decorated, both the bowl and cover inscribed with a four-character Shendetang zhi mark in iron red (2).
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021