A FAMILLE ROSE FISH BOWL
A FAMILLE ROSE FISH BOWL
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MARCHANT, EST. 1925 (Lots 59-100 and 116-173)
A FAMILLE ROSE FISH BOWL

QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1740

Details
A FAMILLE ROSE FISH BOWL
QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1740
Finely enameled with a fenced garden showing birds hovering above peonies growing from rockwork, all between molded lion head handles, the interior with various carp and shellfish swimming amongst aquatic plants
23 ½ in. (59.7 cm.) diameter, 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) high
Provenance
with Ed Hardy, San Francisco.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 17 May 2005, lot 235.

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Lot Essay

Compare with a pair from the collection of the late Alfred Morrison sold by order of the Rt. Hon. the Lord Margadale of Islay, Christie's London, 18 October 1971, lot 12. Another similar fishbowl, from the collection of Sir Philip Sassoon, is illustrated by G.C. Williamson, The Book of Famille Rose, pl, L111. These large-scale pieces were among the most expensive and important output of the export kilns.

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