Rare Chinese ‘famille-rose’ lotus turtle bowl

Offered by Oriental Art
Rare Chinese ‘famille-rose’ lotus turtle bowl

Period of DAOGUANG (1820-1850)
Rare Chinese ‘famille-rose’ lotus turtle bowl

Offered by Oriental Art
Date & Origin 1820 to 1850, China
Dimensions
Dia
9.50 inch (24 cm)
Description
Formed with a wavy edge to imitate a lotus leaf on the exterior, above three rows of moulded pink lotus flower petals. Unusually, this bowl has a turtle modelled as if swimming in the middle of the turquoise enamelled interior. His shell is pierced with holes, presumably to support lotus flowers and leaves when the bowl is filled with water.

There is a small restored chip on the rim, but otherwise this bowl is in excellent condition.
Medium
Porcelain
P.O.A
Dimensions
Dia
9.50 inch (24 cm)
Description
Formed with a wavy edge to imitate a lotus leaf on the exterior, above three rows of moulded pink lotus flower petals. Unusually, this bowl has a turtle modelled as if swimming in the middle of the turquoise enamelled interior. His shell is pierced with holes, presumably to support lotus flowers and leaves when the bowl is filled with water.

There is a small restored chip on the rim, but otherwise this bowl is in excellent condition.

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