3608
3608
A DOUCAI 'FLORAL' BOWL
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
Estimate
300,000500,000
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3608
A DOUCAI 'FLORAL' BOWL
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
Estimate
300,000500,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A DOUCAI 'FLORAL' BOWL
SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, the interior centred with a medallion of multi-coloured flowers encircled by a band of diaper cells enclosing red florets and further wreathed by interlocked blue and green strapwork, the exterior brightly and vibrantly decorated with six similar clusters of flowers springing from the foot and framed by interlocked foliate and budding scrolls forming strapwork panels, all below a yellow-ground band of underglaze-blue ruyi at the rim, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark
14.9 cm, 5 7/8  in.
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Provenance

The Yiqingge Collection.
Christie's Hong Kong, 29th May 2013, lot 2017.

Catalogue Note

Three closely related bowls were sold in these rooms, one, 2nd May 2000, lot 735, another one, 28th November 1992, lot 168 and a third one, 9th October 2012, lot 3100. This lotus bouquet design was a Yongzheng innovation that was reproduced by successive Qing emperors; see two Yongzheng prototypes in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, Hong Kong, 1999, pls 224-25; and a pair of bowls from the Edward T. Chow collection, sold in these room, 25th November 1980, lot 128. A Jiaqing example, in the Nanjing Museum, is published in The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p. 362; and a Daoguang version, from the Simon Kwan collection, was included in the exhibition Imperial Porcelain of the Late Qing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 1983, cat. no. 28.

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