Lot 793. A famille rose pink-ground sgraffiato 'medallion' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850); 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's 2021
The bowl is decorated on the exterior with four roundels, each containing a different cluster of flowering branches, and flanked by stylized floral sprays reserved on a bright pink sgraffiato ground. The interior is decorated in underglaze blue with four floral groupings encircling a central medallion which contains a scene of a rabbit in a landscape of trees and rocks.
Sold by the Yale University Art Gallery to benefit acquisition funds.
Provenance: Samuel Wells Williams (1812-1884) Collection.
Frederick Wells Williams (1857-1928) Collection, by descent.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, accessioned in 1928.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 23-24 september 2021