“Lotus petals” bowl and stand


“Lotus petals” bowl and stand, Qianlong Period (1736-1795), circa 1760

Moulded decoration, decorated with “pink ruby” lotus petals in graduation and gilt hibiscus flower branch in center.
Lotus is a symbol of purity in the Chinese culture. This flower became very popular in exportation porcelains destined for Europe during the mid-18th Century

Height of bowl: 7 cm (2-3/4 in.) - Diameter of bowl: 14 cm (5-1/2 in.).
Diameter of stand: 20,5 cm (8 in.).

Few cracks

For an identical bowl and stand please consult Sotheby’s, Monaco, June 18, 1988, lot 1681 (adj. 40.000 francs).
For a very similar bowl and stand please consult Christie’s London, May 11, 2004, lot 32.

Bibliography for identical pieces:
- GORDON, E., Collecting Chinese Export Porcelain, a new and revised collection, Pittstown, 1984, p. 50.
- LITZENBURG, T. Jr., Chinese Export Porcelain in the Reeves Center Collection at Washington and Lee University, Washington, 2003, p. 68.

Provenance :

  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Expertissim Reference: 2012120099