Property from Various Owners
A large famille verte enameled porcelain fish bowl
Late Qing/Republic period
Of globular form, its thick interior walls and floor painted with gold fish and water weeds while the exterior walls display large panels of flowers in elaborately drawn baskets separated by narrower panels alternating between squirrels crawling on grape vines and vases filled with blossoms; the decoration achieved in vivid black, yellow and other colored enamels of the distinctive famille verte palette, the unglazed and recessed base painted in iron red with the character shun (wear, minor staining from use).
20 1/2in (52cm) diameter