A large famille rose export porcelain fish bowl, Qianlong period, of compressed spherical form and with flaring rim, decorated with floral enameled cartouches and set with mask ring handles – Diameter: 60cms set on a circular section hardwood base with bracket feet (2)
Lot 109
An impressive, large famille rose fish bowl Qianlong
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 18,909) inc. premium
Lot Details
An impressive, large famille rose fish bowl
Qianlong
The compressed globular body with lion head-and-loop handles at the shoulder, and decorated below the flaring rim with two large floral cartouches; the interior with fish amongst lotus, hardwood stand. 60cm (23 5/8in) diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • A similar example, but with a slightly different decoration, is exhibited at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (Inv. No. AK-NM6466); this is illustrated by C.J.A. Jörge, Chinese Ceramics in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1997, p. 223.

    Compare also a similar bowl, sold by Christie's King Street, 17 June 2003, lot 215.
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