Height: (with stand) 11 1/8 inches
Height: (without stand) 6 5/8 inches
Width: (of wood stand) 13 1/4 inches
Diameter: (of bowl) 10 3/4 inches
A large longquan-ware celadon censer raised on three feet, the outside decorated with an incised geometrical design beneath a crackle-glaze, together on a later wood stand elaborately carved with bats and scrolling clouds.
Height: 1 3/16 in. ( 2.3 cm.)
Diameter: 6 1/8 in. (15.9 cm.)
Decorated in underglaze blue with a central peony flower bordered by sprays of peonies and scrolling foliage, the reverse with bats on the outer rims, the base inscribed with a six-character Daoguang mark in seal-script.
Condition: some minor chips to the rim
Height: 1 3/8 in. (3.4 cm.)
Diameter: 6 in. (15.4 cm.)
Decorated in various colored enamels and gilding with two dragons and two phoenixes among scrolling clouds, the inner rim bordered with bats, peaches and swastika's within lines, the outer rim similarly decorated with a dragon and phoenix, the base inscribed in iron-red with a six-character Guangxu mark in regular script.
Condition: Excellent condition, with light wear to enamels and especially gilding.
Height: 1 7/8 in. (4.3 cm.)
Diameter: 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.)
Of the usual form with deep walls and a small foot, the interior and exterior rims of liver-red color lined with a white rim, the base inscribed with a six-character Daoguang mark in seal form.
Condition: Overall in excellent condition, with some scratches to the inside of the plate.
Daoguang period, 1820–1850
Diameter: 5 5/8 in (14.2 cm)
Height: 2 ½ in (6.4 cm)
A medium sized bowl with delicate “over-the-wall” decoration of fruiting branches of what is likely a persimmon tree. The persimmon fruit stands for “long life” and, coupled with the lingzhi also depicted at the base, reinforces the wishes for a long life. On the base can be seen the reign mark of the Daoguang emperor in iron red enamel.
For more on the symbolism of the persimmon see Wolfram Eberhard, A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols, English Edition (New York: 1988), pp.232-233.
Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Works of Art (2009), cat. no. 83