a fine FAMILLE ROSE " yellow ground " MEDAILLON BOWL.
Finely potted,painted in Famille Rose enamels with 4 medaillons, fileld in with floral motifs , all on a feather arabesque incised yellow ground in sgraffiato technique ; between the medaillons a ribbed wan character ; on the interior a further "floral & wan" design, in underglaze- blue ( see next foto ).
period : DAOGUANG : 1821 - 1850 .
mark : 6 - character mark in seal , of Daoguang .
refer.: " Recent Acquisitions ", S. Marchant, London , 2005 , cat. n° 58.
" Chinesisches Porzellan ", the ROEMER Museum, Hildesheim,1981,n°149.
" Chinese Ceramics from K'ang Hsi to our Days: collection of the Louvre
Museum, Paris : Marquet de Vasselot & Ballot, Paris 1922 , p. 49.
The teme or rebus of these bowls seems to be an abundance of " good fortune , prosperity
fulfilment of wishes , and long life.