a very fine FAMILLE ROSE " blue ground " MEDAILLON BOWL .
Finely potted,painted on the exterior in bright Famille Rose enamels with 4 circular medaillons, depicting the story of NIU LANG ZHI NU: the Cowherd and the Fairy Weaver ; all reserved on a lavender-blue ground decorated in sgraffiato technique ; the interior finely painted in underglaze-blue with a scene illustrating Niu Lang on his mule.( see next picture)
period: DAOGUANG : 1821 - 1850 .
mark : 6 -character mark in seal , of Daoguang.
provenan.: the V P Collection n° 339. Perfect condition.
refer.: " The R. Heiniger Collection of Qing Imperial Wares," S.Marchant,2000, n°19
" Chinese Ceramics , Kang Hs'i period to our Days ", 1922 : the catalogue by
J.J.Marquet de Vasselot , p. 49.
" Chinese Ceramics: Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty " , Rose KERR, n° 107.
The next foto illustrates the underglaze-blue interior of the bowl : it tells the mythological story of Niu Lang Zhi Nu : the Cowherd & the Weaver Girl .