Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Covered Bowl Hand Painted 18th Century C-1785


This large Chinese blue and white covered bowl was hand painted in the Qianlong Era.
The Qianlong Era was renowned for producing some of history’s most captivating porcelain artistry.
Provenance: from a Midwest collection with a paper sticker showing that it was purchased in 1977 see image #7).
Three tones of blue create an enchanting all-around decoration.
We see four butterflies among delicate peony leaves and buds. It is early Spring the peonies have yet to open.
The blue is exquisite!
Around the top edge of the bowl is a band of rui.
Around the base are tall ogival panels.
The cover is decorated with a matching floral design and topped by an elegant traditional pointed round finial.

Dimensions: 9.5″ tall x 9.5″ diameter

Condition: Excellent, with two minor frits on the inner flange of the bowl (see image #6).

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Since its creation in China in the 14th century, Chinese and overseas collectors have admired and appreciated blue and white porcelain. Production of fine antique blue and white porcelain peaked during the 18th-century reign of Emperor Qianlong (1735 to 1796).

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