A pair of enamelled fish bowls, Daoguang mark and of the period
Lot 336*
A pair of blue and enamelled 'fish' bowls Daoguang six-character marks and of the period
Sold for £31,250 (US$ 50,152) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of enamelled fish bowls, Daoguang mark and of the period
A pair of blue and enamelled 'fish' bowls
Daoguang six-character marks and of the period
Each delicately enamelled on the exterior with four fish in iron-red and grey between fronds of seaweed in pale green and mid-green, the interior finely painted in underglaze blue with a fully blossoming lotus surrounded by four half-lotus leaves between foliate scrolls in the central well, all surrounded by a wide band with two scrolls of alternating lotus and leaves amidst smaller foliate scrolls.
Each 14.7 (5 7/8in) diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • 清道光 青花五彩金魚紋碗一對 青花「大清道光年製」篆書款

    A similar fish design can be seen on the exterior of a pair of bowls with Daoguang marks and of the period, sold at Christie's New York, 16-17 December 2010, lot 1773. A pair of bowls each with a polychrome exterior and the same underglaze blue lotus design on the interior as the present pair is illustrated in Treasures in the Royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p.431.
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