YONGZHENG PERIOD FAMILLE ROSE BOWL – Chinese Porcelain Falangcai
Yongzheng period bowl with deep rounded sides rising on a very gentle flared rim and resting on a short foot, the exterior decorated in the famille-rose palette.
Covered overall in a lustrous, opaque white glaze, and enamelled around the exterior in varying shades of enamels with a prunus tree, its gnarled branches
growing obliquely across the bowl, following its contour and continuing within the bowl.
The branches blossom with flowers and buds, some in full view, others in profile, their finely textured petals picked out in delicate tones.
Perched upon a branch of the prunus tree, a pair of rainbow coloured birds.
On one side of the bowl is inscribed with a ten-character verse in running script, flanked by a puce-enamelled seal on the right, and two
further puce-enamelled seals to the left.
The base inscribed with an underglaze-blue four-character reign mark within a double-square.
AGE – Yongzheng Period, enamelling possibly later
DIMENSIONS – Diameter – 230mm Height – 115mm