Lot 603
  • 603

A DOUCAI OGEE-FORM 'EIGHT DAOIST EMBLEMS' BOWL JIAQING SEAL MARK AND PERIOD |

Estimate
15,000 - 25,000 USD
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Description

  • Diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm
the flaring sides resting on a straight foot, brightly enameled with eight stylized blossoms borne on sprays of leafy vines above a ruyi-head border, the 'Eight Daoist Emblems' evenly spaced around the cavetto between underglaze-blue line borders, the center with a lobed medallion of green interlocking scrolls, enclosing formalized lotus blossoms and peaches centering an abstract flowerhead, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue

Provenance

Bluett & Sons, London, 1960s-1980s, and thence by descent.

Catalogue Note

During the Qing dynasty, the 'Eight Daoist Emblems',  anbaxian, became a popular decorative motif, conveying the auspicious blessings of the immortals to whom they belong. For a similar example, see one sold in our London rooms, 9th November 2011, lot 427; a pair sold at Christie's New York, 16th September 2010, lot 1436; and another sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28th November 2012, lot 2363. 
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