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Pair of Chinese porcelain bowls decorated in opaque enamels from the famille rose (fencai) palette with bamboo, butterflies and “Buddha’s hand” base and cover with the Daoguang mark in zhuanshu in under-glaze cobalt blue (qinghua) and of the period
Stock Number: 9.12046
Pair of Chinese porcelain bowls and covers decorated in opaque enamels from the famille rose (fencai) palette with bamboo, butterflies, “Buddha’s hand” and leaves, base and cover with the Daoguang (1821/1850) mark in zhuanshu in under-glaze cobalt blue (qinghua) and of the period, Qing dynasty ø 10,9 cm, 4 5/8 in; h. 9 cm, 3½ in. Bespoke box. 9.12046
Provenance: Christie’s, Paris, France 2012
Illustrated: Tang to Qing Ceramics, by A. Varela Santos, 2017/2018 catalogue, cat. 92.
Literature: Chinese Ceramics from the Dawentang Collection, volume II, pp. 512/515, cat. 97/98, for a pair of bowls (without covers) with a six-character Qianlong reign mark and of the period, where the authors elaborate about this rare type of decoration:
“Guozhi or guoqiang floral decoration is a painting style used on ceramics wares, where the design extends from the exterior to the interior of the vessel, of from the body to the cover. On decoration in this style, stems and branches are all connected and the floral motifs remain coherent throughout, linking from one surface to another to create a unified scene. In the Qianlong and Jiaqing reigns of the Qing dynasty, guozhi decoration was very popular”.
圖示: 《唐代至清代陶瓷》阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯, 2017/2018圖錄，編號，第92頁。