PERIOD: 19th Century
TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE BOWLS DAOGUANG MARKS AND PERIOD measurements note diameter 4 1/2 in., 11.4 cm DESCRIPTION each with hexalobed sides forming corresponding ribs on the interior, curving to an undulating rim, the interior decorated in underglaze-blue with a central medallion enclosing a lingzhi fungus spray, the exterior with further lingzhi sprays on each facet, between a double-cross-hatched collar at the rim and upright lappets encircling the short foot (2) PROVENANCE Sotheby's New York, 30th May 1990, lot 175. CATALOGUE NOTE A Daoguang bowl of the same size and pattern from the Simon Kwan Collection was included in the Exhibition of Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing, Chinese University Hong Kong, 1983, cat.no. 12, and one with a Jiaqing mark in the Jingdezhen Ceramic Museum is illustrated in Keitokuchin Jiji, pl. 55 (bottom left). A pair was sold in these rooms, 7th December 1983, lot 355.