The Property of a Lady
An underglaze-blue and iron red 'sea creatures' bowl
Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period
Rising from a sturdy straight foot, the body of deep-rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior with a continuous scene of mythical sea creatures, featuring a winged dragon, a lion-like beast, a horse, a qilin, an elephant-like beast, two deer, a carp and a tortoise, all riding above turbulent iron red waves, between two different keyfret scrolls at the top and bottom, the interior with a central medallion of another winged dragon on wavy ground within double circles.
Chinese Works of Art
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