A large coral-ground wucai 'boys at play' bowl Jiaqing six-character seal mark and of the period
Lot 249
A large coral-ground wucai 'boys at play' bowl Jiaqing six-character seal mark and of the period
Sold for HK$ 1,460,000 (US$ 188,280) inc. premium
Lot Details
A large coral-ground wucai 'boys at play' bowl
Jiaqing six-character seal mark and of the period
Of deep rounded form rising from a recessed circular foot, the cavetto enamelled with a continuous scene of boys engaged in leisurely activities, playing fireworks, lanterns, stone throwing and gardening, happily playing beside rocks and plantain on a fenced garden terrace, the details highlighted in gilt decoration and in vivid wucai enamels, all above a rich coral ground, the base inscribed with a six-character zhuanshu seal mark.
21cm diam.

Footnotes

  • 清嘉慶 珊瑚紅地五彩描金嬰戲圖盌 青花「大清嘉慶年製」篆書款

    Provenance 來源:
    Yiqingge collection
    Christie's Hong Kong, 1 June 2011, lot 3739
    益清閣舊藏
    香港佳士得,2011年6月1日,拍品3739

    For a similar Jiaqing reign-marked 'boys at play' bowl preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours. The Complete Collection of the Treasures of the Palace Museum, Shanghai, 1999, pp.173-4, no. 159 (fig.1).

    See also a similar example, exhibited in the Hong Kong Oriental Ceramic Society Exhibition, Ch'ing Polychrome Porcelain, 1977, see Catalogue, no.100. For another, included in the Hong Kong Museum of Art exhibition, The Wonders of Potter's Palette, 1986, Catalogue, no.93; compare also a similar bowl from the Robert Chang Collection, illustrated in An Exhibition of Important Chinese Ceramics from the Robert Chang Collection, London, 1993, p.82, fig.35.
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