Chinese imperial porcelain yellow ground thinly potted deep bowl incised on the exterior and heightened in green glaze with two peach trees bearing fruit amongst pierced rock work and grass with birds in flight and standing on the ground, all beneath a double incised line in green glaze, the interior and base also covered in a rich and even yellow glaze.

4 15/16 inches, 12.5 cm diameter.

The base with a six-character sealmark of Daoguang and of the period, 1821-1850.


Provenance & Additional Information

  • From the collection of an English Gentleman of Title.
  • Formerly in the collection of René L. Ferdinand (1861-1932).
  • Purchased from Laurent Heliot, Paris, 8th March 1927.
  • Sold by Sotheby’s Paris in their auction of Arts d’Asie, 12th June 2013, lot 23.
  • A similar bowl dating from the Kangxi period (1662-1722) is illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, col. pl 197, p. 303; a Yongzheng example was sold by Bonhams New York in their auction of Chinese Works of Art, 18th March 2019, lot 523; another dating from the Guangxu period (1875-1908) is illustrated in The Powell-Cotton Collection of Chinese Ceramics, pl. 122, p. 57; a further Guangxu example is illustrated by Peter Lam in Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing, from the Kwan Collection, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, no. 133, p. 129.
  • This bowl is a particularly fine example as the green has fired within its incised decoration and there is no puddling in the yellow.


Excellent condition