Chinese sublime Daoguang bowl
Ø top edge 14.8 cm H 6.5 cm
He succeeded his father Emperor Jiaqing in 1821. He reigned for 30 years (1821-1850) but it was a lean period. He failed to refill the treasury and left his successor with a nearly empty treasury. He died shortly after the death of his stepmother in 1850 at the age of 68. He was succeeded by his fourth son Yizhu who would take the governmental name Xianfeng. On display is a beautiful exceptional Chinese porcelain bowl or bowl. A sublime polychrome famille rose decor is hand painted on a beautiful milky white glaze. On a moderately high small circular foot, the corpus starts off in a smooth curved line to end in a wide round rim. At the bottom is a frieze of ruji elements painted on a coral red ground and delineated by gilded circular double lines. Four panels are extremely finely hand-painted on a stark white glaze in various enamels such as light blue, dark blue, iron red, manganese, pink, purple, various shades of green, yellow. They are surrounded by a cloud pattern. The panels concern the eight Tibetan Buddhist lucky objects” valuables. These eight auspicious objects can enhance good energy from 8 different locations and convert bad chi into beneficial energy. Thus we see the victory banner, the supreme lotus, the Dharma wheel, the two golden (carp) fish, the endless knot, the treasure vase, the parasol and the the shell. These are painted in pairs in a sublime way. On the edge we see the same frieze of ruji elements as this one below. At the bottom of the interior of the bowl, this frieze is repeated again with three iron red and pink flowered branches in the center with leaves in different shades of green. At the bottom, the center and interior of the foot are glazed, except for the narrow foot ring. In the center we see a sixfold character mark in overglaze iron red, hand-brushed in kaishu script. It is a cyclical mark for Emperor Daoguang (1821-1850) and is from the period, presumably 1848. Exceptional work.
Condition: three small point-shaped firing flaws on the inside, otherwise perfect.