Set of two gorgeous Chinese porcelain daoguang bowls, marked, imperial yellow.
Yellow-Ground Medallion Bowl with Flower Painting, China, Daoguang mark and period (1821-1850).
Porcelain with polychrome famille Rose painting. Very elegant bowls on an articulated foot rim. The outer wall with a perfectly shaped, yellow sgraffito ground. Revolving circular flower paintings in four medallions with delicate, floral scenes. In between peach branches with large fruits and swastika emblems. The foot with a dynamic wavy border. In the centre a circular reserve with underglaze blue painting, roaring waves around rocks with lingzhi fungus. Inside on the wall four floral ornaments with peony and lingzhi fungus. Base with six-character Daoguang mark in underglaze blue. Dimensions: 6.5 x 15 cm. Very good condition.
The bowls are decorated with auspicious symbols. Peaches for longevity, peonies for prosperity and lingzhi fungus for fulfillment are visible. Bowls with this pattern and delicate and refined painting were especially popular in the Daoguang period.Bowls with a comparable pattern can be found in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (acc. no. CIRC.631-1931), in the exhibition ‘Qing Mark and Period Monochromes and Enameled Wares’, S. Marchant and Son, London 1981, no 59; also in ‘Joined Colors: Decoration and Meaning in Chinese Porcelain, Chinese Ceramics from the Min Chiu Society, Hong Kong’, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 1993, p. 143, no. 69. as well as in the Roemer Museum Hildesheim, illustrated by U. Wiesner, ‘Chinesische Keramik: Meisterwerke aus Privatsammlungen’, Cologne 1988, no. 146.
Size : 15.4 centimeters in diameter and 6.8 centimeters high.