Property from Various Owners
A group of three polychrome enameled porcelain bowls
Late Qing and Republic period
The first depicting beauties engaged in the 'Four Accomplishments' rendered in underglaze blue and wucai enamels, the recessed base bearing a six-character Xuande mark (enamels worn); the second similarly enameled in underglaze blue and polychrome enamels with peach, pomegranate and citron branches beneath a band of iron red dragons amid flames that repeat to the interior, the recessed base bearing a reign mark of a non-existent Ming dynasty Jiaqing period (rim chip); the third an eggshell porcelain octagonal-mouthed bowl resolving to curving walls enameled with auspicious fruits on the interior and a classic lotus flower and leaf scroll pattern drawn in colorful famille rose enamels against a lime green ground, the recessed base bearing a six-character Qianlong mark in iron red (rim rough).
6 1/8, 5 and 5 1/2in (15.5, 13 and 14cm) diameters