Chinese Bao Ziang Hua dining bowl, late Guangxu or early Republic period.
L 22.3 cm W 22.3 cm H 10 cm
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Shown is a beautiful wide Chinese porcelain hexagonal convex eating bowl. On a wide hexagonal rejuvenating foot with turquoise ground color follows a widening, rounded and concave corpus, ending in a white lip. The corpus is hand painted all around on a beautiful blue background with a floral famille rose decor in sgraffito, filled in with different enamels such as green, iron red, pink, yellow, blue, white … This is called the Bao Xiang Hua (Lotus scroll) pattern. The Bao Ziang Hua is an imaginary flower with elements of the peony, lotus and chrysanthemum. The corpus also shows three lobed pink-lined cartouches in which a famille rose floral decor with green leaves is brushed into a white background. We also see successively a grasshopper, butterfly and fly. Both the inside and the base have a turquoise colored glaze. The foot has a wide hexagonal flat base ring. At the back, a beautifully executed seal mark, colored in red overglaze, is stamped on a white background, this in a rectangle, with sixfold characters. This bowl was made at the end of the 19th century, late Guangxu Imperial period or during the early Republic Period.
Condition: almost perfect, some very minimal edge defects.