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A RARE FAMILLE-ROSE-DECORATED MOLDED OCTAGONAL BASIN
A RARE FAMILLE-ROSE-DECORATED MOLDED OCTAGONAL BASIN

YONGZHENG FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

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A RARE FAMILLE-ROSE-DECORATED MOLDED OCTAGONAL BASIN
YONGZHENG FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
Thickly potted with slightly flaring sides molded on the exterior with eight different flowering or fruiting stems or branches, including prunus, pomegranate, peony, peach, lotus, crab apple, chrysanthemum and Buddha's Hand citron, all painted in opaque enamels and within gilded spandrels at the corners, the interior faintly painted en grisaille with small fish and sea creatures, the mark within a countersunk square in the center of the unglazed base
13 3/16 in. (33.5 cm.) across
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