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Lot 2908. A pair of famille rose yellow-ground ‘flower’ medallion bowls, Daoguang six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850); 5 7⁄8 in. (15 cm) diam. Price realised HKD 1,500,000 (Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000).© Christie's 2021

Each bowl is decorated and gilt to the exterior with four medallions, each enclosing flower and lingzhi sprays, and separated by leafy branches bearing a pair of peaches rising from a beribboned swastika symbol, all reserved on a lemon-yellow sgraffiato ground. The interior is decorated in underglaze blue with a large medallion enclosing further lingzhi and rock rising from crashing waves, encircled by four branches of flowers and further lingzhi sprays.

ProvenanceThe De Vermes Collection
S. Marchant & Son, London, 2005.

ExhibitedS. Marchant & Son, 80th Anniversary Exhibition of Chinese Imperial & Export Porcelain, Cloisonne & Enamel Wares, London, 2005, Catalogue, pl. 58.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 3 Dec 2021