Fine Qianlong 18th century Chinese famille rose porcelain bowl. The bowl delicately painted with famille rose enamels displaying beautiful butterflies amongst blossoming flowers, large Calabash (gourd) and ruyi sceptre designs. The top and bottom rims with scrollwork boarders.
Notes | Famille rose is a type of Chinese porcelain introduced in the 18th century and defined by the presence of pink colour overglaze enamel. The colour palette is thought to have been introduced in China during the reign of Kangxi (1654–1722) by Western Jesuits who worked at the palace, but perfected only in the Yongzheng era when the finest pieces were made. For further information on Chinese periods see our article The Qing & I.
Measurements | 11.5cm High x 26.5cm Wide
Condition | Excellent, no hairlines, no chipping. Very minor glaze fritting to the top rim.