A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'SHOU AND BAT' BOWLS, QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD
A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'SHOU AND BAT' BOWLS
QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD
清乾隆 鬥彩福壽雙全紋盌一對 《大清乾隆年製》款
each finely potted with the deep rounded sides raised on a slightly tapered foot, decorated around the exterior with five stylized shou characters framed by interlocking foliate scrolls with bats and pendent ruyi scrolls, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue (2)
Diameter 5⅛ in., 13 cm
One bowl with a small restored shallow flake to the rim, measuring approx. 0.6 cm long. The other bowl in good condition. Both bowls have some expected light wear and minor firing imperfections.
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Collection of Olive Wyndham (1886-1971) and Lucien Hamilton (1873-1948) Tyng.
Collection of Ada Henderson (1888-1969), received as a gift from Mrs. Tyng in 1959, and thence by descent.
Olive Wyndham (1886-1971) 及 Lucien Hamilton (1873-1948) Tyng 伉儷收藏
1959年由 Tyng 夫人贈與 Ada Henderson (1888-1969)，此後家族傳承
Bowls of this type from the Qianlong period are rare. In addition to the present pair, a further Qianlong example is recorded in the Guizhou Provincial Museum, Guiyang, published on their museum's website. A number of Yongzheng bowls with this design have been sold at auction, such as one sold twice in our London rooms, first on 10th June 1997, lot 93, and later on 15th May 2013, lot 170; another sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28th May 2014, lot 3458; and a pair sold in the same rooms, 27th May 2008, lot 1768. Daoguang examples are also recorded. See, for example, one sold in these rooms, 21st March 2015, lot 674.