This enormous Chinese famille verte low bowl is richly painted with mythical animals and lovely flora. The outside wall is evenly divided into eight panels, each of which is hand painted with colorful patterns. The artist depicted auspicious and heavenly creatures such as dragons, deer and kylin. To accentuate the divine attribute of these animals, the artist added scroll-like celestial clouds “floating” at the top of each panel. The four animal panels alternate with four floral panels. We see peonies, peach blossoms, chrysanthemums, and lotus flowers. These charming flowers symbolize beauty, youth, integrity, and purity respectively. They also convey good wishes to the viewer. In the wide band around the inner rim of the bowl the four types of flowers reappear.
This exceptional bowl will be a beautiful piece in your home be it traditional or contemporary.
H 6 in. x Dm 18 in.
Excellent. Slight wear to the well of the bowl consistent with age and use.
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