Chinese Export Famille Rose Bowl with Figures and Flowers, Qianlong Period, 18th Century

18th Century
Diamter: 11cm
Height: 6cm
Standard Parcel
£ 220
This item is available to view and buy at:
First Floor
James Pringle Woolen Mill
70-74 Bangor Road
A beautifully executed Chinese export bowl featuring cartouches with alternating figural scenes and floral sprays against a gold scrolling ground. Painted in Famille Rose enamels, the bowl shows a man smoking a pipe with a cockerel, a woman with butterflies and a boy catching a butterfly with a cage. The images are separated with a rope pattern in gold. In between are Meissen-inspired floral sprays. The underside is unmarked.
The porcelain is very fine. The overglaze enamels are in good condition, including the spray of flowers on the bottom inside of the bowl, but there has been rubbing to the gilding, mainly to the bottom of bowl. There is one nibble to the rim and a frit to the foot rim. Otherwise, the bowl is in very good condition with no cracks.