London, South Kensington
9 November 2007
A famille rose yellow ground medallion bowl, Tongzhi mark and of the period (1862-1874)
the exterior decorated with four medallions each enclosing a leaping carp amidst crested waves exhaling a cloud of smoke supporting a pagoda alternating with the bajixiang 'Eight Buddhist Emblems', all between ruyi-head borders reserved on a yellow ground, the interior with a carp medallion, with a band below the rim enamelled with lingzhi, floral and fruit spray cartouches alternating with floral sprays, iron-red six character Tongzhi mark -- 4 1/8in. (10.4cm.) diam.
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