A doucai-decorated flower spray bowl, Qianlong six-character mark and of the period. Estimate US$ 5,000 – 7,000 (€4,000 – 5,600). Photo Bonhams.
Painted in underglaze blue outline and brightly colored overglaze enamels with a flower spray surrounded by a band of flower heads and then an elaborate interlace frame with floral buds, the exterior repeating the floral sprays in six reserves framed by further interlaced scrolls and flower buds unfolding below a band of lappets in underglaze blue against a rich yellow ground, the mark written in underglaze blue seal script to the recessed base. 5 3/4in (15cm) diameter
Another Qianlong bowl with the same decoration was sold in Bonhams, Hong Kong sale 17684, 28 November 2009, lot 310 (5 3/4in/15cm diameter). See also the Qianlong example sold in Sotheby’s, Hong Kong sale HK0399, 9 October 2012, lot 3100 (6in/15.3cm diameter).
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 16 Dec 2014 10:00 PST – SAN FRANCISCO