Lot 2022
A Group of Chinese "Birthday" Porcelain Bowls and Tea Bowls with Stands
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
19th century, includes two tea bowls on stands, two bowls, and two saucers, decorated in famille rose enamels and gilt highlights on a yellow ground with four round medallions each containing one of the four characters “wan shou fu jiang” (wishes for a long life without end) amidst swirling clouds, in center of the saucers is a longevity "shou" symbol encircled by waves and mountains peaks symbolizing the cosmos, key motif around the rim, interior of bowls have five bats encircling a longevity "shou" symbol, exterior sides of saucers with floral and vine decoration, six character Guangxu mark in iron red to underside of saucers, bowls, and tea bowls.

HOA Teacups on stand 3 3/8 in.; Bowl 2 1/4 in.; Saucer 5 in. diameter

Private Collection, New London, North Carolina

Published in Allen's Authentication of Later Chinese Porcelain, page 108.

Restoration to foot of one bowl, same bowl with hairline crack at rim; one bowl with rim nicks and nick to foot; one saucer with a minor rim nick; some kiln glaze defects to rims on tea bowls with stands; some rubbing and wear with minor loss to gilt.