pair of yellow-ground MEDAILLON BOWLS. diam : 15 cm.
Very nicely shaped, slightly flaring sides, on a footring . Brilliantly enamelled on the outside with a lemon- yellow ground,enriched with flowering lotuses amidst dense scrolling leaves, linked by "ruyi"heads ; on top of this there are 4 medaillon-reserves painted in Famille Rose :each containing a different vase of flowers and objects associated with the " Duanwu" festival . On the inside another medaillon with Famille Rose flowers,and a losange suspended on a branch.
mark and period: DAOGOUANG : 1821 - 1850 . ( iron-red seal-mark).
refer. : An identical pair of bowls ( but from the Jiajing period ) was sold at :
" The Alfred MORRISON Collection : Fonthill Heirlooms ": 9/11/2004 , cat. 43.
Rare pair ; great quality . Both perfect condition .