The bowl well potted, with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, brightly enamelled to the exterior with court women and scholars engaging in leisurely pursuits, such as painting and conversing, amid flower vases, garden containers and a poetic inscription from the Tang Dynasty poem ‘A Song of Fair Ladies’, and translates to ‘with a dignified and refined air without article; their embroidered clothes glow in the dusk of spring’. Six-character Guangxu mark on the base.
Imperial Guangxu Emperor Mark And Period Famille Rose Bowl
Qing Dynasty, Guangxu Period (1875 – 1908).
Porcelain, overglaze enamels.
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China.
D: 21cm H: 10cm.
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