A fine large famille rose fishbowl Qianlong
Lot 100W
A fine large famille rose fishbowl
Qianlong
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 29,129) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman 紳士藏品
A fine large famille rose fishbowl
Qianlong
Enamelled on each side of the exterior with a cluster of rockwork issuing branches of peony and chrysanthemum blossoms amid other floral sprays, flanked by two applied biscuit and gilt animal-head handles, all above bands of floral and decorative scrollwork on the foot, the waisted neck supporting a lipped rim with floral, butterfly, ruyi-head and squared-scroll designs, the interior with a pair of goldfish swimming among waterweed in the central well, surrounded by two more goldfish between floral sprays also amid waterweed. 64.5cm (25 3/8in) diam.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: an English private collection

    清乾隆 粉彩花卉紋雙獸耳缸

    來源: 英國私人收藏

    Compare a fishbowl of similar size and decorative style dated to the mid-18th century which sold at Christie's New York, 17-18 May 2005, lot 235.
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