Chinese imperial porcelain doucai bowl painted on the exterior with six different exotic blooms in iron red, yellow and aubergine with green edges on a dense ground of foliate stems with leaves in three different tones of green and heightened with yellow iron red and underglaze blue, all linked by delicate branches, the enamels outlined in underglaze blue above a band of ruyi-heads and beneath two lines in underglaze blue repeated on the foot, the interior plain.

5 11/16 inches, 14.5 cm diameter.

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


Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in a Scandinavian private collection.
  • An identical pair from the collection of Edward T. Chow were included by Marchant in their exhibition of Imperial Chinese Porcelain, Ceramics and Works of Art, 2013, no. 42, pp. 88/9.



Excellent, the exterior rim and base slightly stained.