24 March 2004
A WELL-PAINTED FAMILLE ROSE BASIN
YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735)
The interior finely painted in bright pastel enamels with a fenced garden scene of an elegant lady sitting on a bench and holding a fan while two young boys peer into a fishbowl, the well decorated with sinuous chilong interspersed with shou characters set within lotus blossoms, the broad rim painted with six shaped panels containing coastal landscape scenes and floral sprays, all set against various decorative diaper patterns
16 in. (40.6 cm.) diam.
Emery & Co., Paris.
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