A Doucai "Chrysanthemum" Bowl


Daoguang period, Qing Dynasty
Diameter: 15cm

Light and fine body resting on a straight ring foot in reserve biscuit, spreading to a broad bowl mouth and faintly everted lip, outer wall fully decorated with finely articulated scrolling and interlocked floral patterns with naturalistic chrysanthemum clusters, outer lip circled with ruyi cloud band, a single naturalistic chrysanthemum cluster at inner center surrounded by bands of abstract flower scrolls, doucai colors compose a dainty palette of lemony yellows, multiple red tones, and mellow greens, base with Daoguang mark in seal script.