A blue and white 'floral' fishbowl, Qing dynasty, 18th century | 清十八世紀 青花纏枝蓮紋缸
A blue and white 'floral' fishbowl
Qing dynasty, 18th century
the deep curved sides narrowing at the base and surmounted by a straight lipped rim, elegantly painted with stylized lotus blooms borne on an undulating stem issuing scrolling leaves, all between an upright lappet border at the foot and bands of ruyi heads and crashing waves just below the rim
Diameter 16 ¼ in., 41.3 cm
Overall in good condition with age-consistent surface wear and minor firing imperfections.
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Sotheby's New York, 19th March 1997, lot 260.