Kangxi 康熙 Chinese Porcelain Bowl 8" Famille Rose Qing 清代 Antique 18th C
An antique Chinese porcelain bowl decorated with a beautifully hand painted Famille Rose garden scene in enamels with a large hollow blue rock with peonies and bamboo and Lingzhi fungus. There are other flowers painted around the outside of the bowl.
There is an inner rim border of peonies, flowers and leaves with what we believe to be pairs of sleeping bats. There is a central flower in the middle of the base of the bowl.
The bowl is in a traditional round footed shape, the base is unmarked and it dates to circa 1700 -1720, from the reign of the Emperor Kangxi 康熙 (1661 -1722) in the Qing dynasty 清代 during the early 18th century.
The bowl is in good antique condition, it has three cracks to the rim one with an associated filled and disguised chip, there is fritting within the body. There is a tiny chip to the rim above the bamboo to the left top of the blue rock. There is some wear to the gilding. The footrim has some marks where it has been held by the potter whilst the clay was still wet and has the impressions of his fingers, these have been glazed over. Despite this minor damage it displays well and this is a most attractive item to add to any collection of antique Chinese porcelain or antique 18th century ceramics.
Height 3 1/2 inches ( 8.8 cm)
Diameter 8 inches (20.3 cm)
Weight 542 grammes unpacked
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