A pair of famille rose sgraffiato blue-ground bowls Daoguang, four-character marks Wenfu Yawan (Elegant trinket for a man of literature)
Lot 85
A pair of famille rose sgraffiato blue-ground bowls
Daoguang, four-character marks Wenfu Yawan (Elegant trinket for a man of literature)
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 12,803) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of famille rose sgraffiato blue-ground bowls Daoguang, four-character marks Wenfu Yawan (Elegant trinket for a man of literature) A pair of famille rose sgraffiato blue-ground bowls Daoguang, four-character marks Wenfu Yawan (Elegant trinket for a man of literature)
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A pair of famille rose sgraffiato blue-ground bowls
Daoguang, four-character marks Wenfu Yawan (Elegant trinket for a man of literature)
Each brightly enamelled in the four medallions with sprays of yellow and pink chrysanthemums variously accompanied by smaller daisy flowers, divided by formal sprays of stylised lotus and other blossoms, all reserved on a sgraffiato ground of delicate sky blue. Each 9.8cm (3 7/8in) diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: an English private collection

    清道光 藍地軋道開光粉彩花卉紋碗一對 礬紅「文甫雅玩」楷書款

    來源:英國私人收藏

    The Daoguang reign is particularly famed for the production of porcelain 'medallion' bowls, of which examples survive in many collections including the Palace Museum, Beijing; see for example, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Beijing: Porcelains with Cloisonne Enamel Decoration and Famille Rose Decoration, Hong Kong, 1999, no.216, which also features precious objects in the medallions but on a red ground.
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