Rare shaped octagonal yellow ground Empress Dowager bowl decorated with vine entangled wisteria intwined with tree peonies all in sepia, a bird alight on the branches of a tree, the scalloped rim slightly everted, a three character Dayazhai mark in overglaze red on the exterior, the interior and base turquoise with a four character yongqing changchun mark in overglaze red and of the period. Guangxu. 7 in. diam.
Condition: Perfect. No chips, cracks, hairlines or other damages.
Provenance: Private French collection.
Empress Dowager (Cixi) bowls in yellow ground with sepia decoration are highly desirable and no longer available in the US market. This bowl with its octagonal shape and everted rim is one of the most rare shapes known to have been produced with the Cixi mark.