|A Chinese porcelain minyao, famille rose, fencai bowl of moulded flower-form with foliate gilt rim, painted with the Song Dynasty Prime Minister, Wen Chengxiang, also known as the Duke of Xinguo; the Song Dynasty kneeling figure of Taixuelu Chen Dong writing a letter to the emperor; the Three-Kingdoms period, Lord of the North, Liu chen; and the Northern Wei Dynasty figure, Mulan, holding her bow, all between written tributes.|
The base with a six-character sealmark of Daoguang in iron-red within a double square and of the period, 1821-1850.
|Lot ID: 115|
|Low Estimate: GBP 5,000|
|High Estimate: GBP 6,000|
|Next Bid: GBP 2,500|
|Sale ID: 1|
|Sale Date: July 14, 2016|
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|Location of Origin: Asia|
|Dimensions: 7 ⅛ inches, 18.1 cm diameter.|
|Primary Classification: Decorative Arts and Furniture : Ceramics and Glass : Porcelain|
|Secondary Classification: Asian Art|
|The subject of this bowl is taken from the Qing Dynasty book, Wu Shuang Pu, a later version of a Northern Song album with pictures and tributes relating to forty famous people from Chinese history.|
A Daoguang mark and period bowl and cover of similar design in the Dresden Museum is illustrated by Friedrich Reichel in Die Porzellansammlung Augusts des Starken, no. 119, p. 112, where the author also illustrates a cupstand, no. 120, p. 112.
A related ogee bowl, also with four figures, Jiaqing mark and period, is published by Qian Zhenzong in Qing Dai Ci Qi Shang Jian, ‘Best Pieces of Qing Dynasty Porcelain’, no. 263, p. 205.
|Provenance: From the collection of Professor and Mrs. Robert de Strycker, Belgium.|
Purchased from Thémis auction, Brussels, 27th April 1939.
|Item Condition:||The piece is in perfect condition with no damage at all.|
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