A coral-red ground ‘lotus and peony’ bowl, Daoguang six-character mark and possibly of the period. Estimate £2,000 – 3,000 (€2,700 – 4,000). Photo Bonhams.
The deep bowl with a slightly everted lip, decorated with lotus and peony flower heads amongst a scrolling meander, the tendrils forming a double-gourd motif, all in white on an iron-red enamel ground. 12.9cm (5in) diameter
Note: Originating in the Qianlong period this striking reverse-decorated design continued on into the imperial wares of the 19th century. For an identical bowl, Daoguang mark and period, sold in our New Bond Street sale rooms, see Bonhams 10/11/11 lot 268. Also see another example in the Percival David Foundation collection no. PDF,B.709.
Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE