M4724

Chinese imperial porcelain copper-red glazed bowl of almost conical form covered on the exterior with a deep red glaze, the interior glazed white.

6 1/8 inches, 15.5 cm diameter.

The base with a six-character mark of Xianfeng in underglaze blue and of the period, 1851-1861.

• Formerly in the collection of Tang Shaoyi (1862-1938), first Prime Minister of the Republic of China.

• A similar bowl 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. 89, p. 99; another is illustrated by Laurence C.S. Tam in The Wonders of the Potter’s Palette, Qing Ceramics from the Collection of The Hong Kong Museum of Art, presented by the Urban Council, Hong Kong, 1984, no. 109, collection no. C 84.69, pp. 164/5.

• Imperial marked pieces in the Xianfeng period are rare. The reign was only ten years and for several years the kilns were flooded and no production took place.

 

紅釉碗 清咸豐 大清咸豐年制款 唐紹儀舊藏

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