1946
1946

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A FINE PAIR OF 'FAMILLE-ROSE' BOWLS
SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD OF JIAQING
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 620,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
1946

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A FINE PAIR OF 'FAMILLE-ROSE' BOWLS
SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD OF JIAQING
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 620,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART

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A FINE PAIR OF 'FAMILLE-ROSE' BOWLS
SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD OF JIAQING

each with deep rounded sides flaring sharply at the rim, finely painted with a fruiting and flowering gourd vine entwining around a spray of bamboo attended by two butterflies, the four large bitter melons with their skins delicately picked out in yellow, pink and green, two of the ripe fruit with skin bursting open to reveal the orange flesh inside, the design climbing over the rim and continuing into the well


10.9 cm., 4 1/4 in.
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Catalogue Note

For an extensive discussion of the depicted fruit, see Ka Bo Tsang, 'An Unusual Botanical Motif: The Bitter-sweet Kugua', Orientations, October, 1993, pp 64-7, where figs 1 a-b, a Qianlong example in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, is illustrated. In the former article Tsang also notes (p. 67) that the symbolic meaning of the composition of the decoration in the guoqianzhi (branch over a wall) manner, revoking the expression changzhi (long reign), is the wish for a long and prosperous reign.

Compare a Daoguang bowl of this design sold in these rooms, 8th April 2007, lot 812.

FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART

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Hong Kong