02 septembre 2009

A fine famille rose yellow-ground bowl. Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

A fine famille rose yellow-ground bowl. Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850) With deep, slightly flaring sides enameled on the exterior with a dense profusion of foliage interspersed with large exotic flowers, the interior decorated in iron-red with five bats. 5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) diam.  Est. $8,000 - $12,000 Provenance: Acquired circa 1960s-1974, and thence by descent within the family. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler... [Lire la suite]