An exceptional massive Chinese blue, white and copper-red fi...

by Rob Michiels Auctions




An exceptional massive Chinese blue, white and copper-red fish bowl with antiquities and 'Master of the rocks'-style panels, Kangxi


Dia.: 60,5 cm - H.: 48 cm

The present fish bowl is unique. There appears to be no record of another surviving example combining the vivid 'Master of the Rocks'-style panels with magnificently painted arrangements of scholar's objects. The landscape panels are captured in leaf-shaped medallions, while the arrangements of scholar's objects are left unframed, yet remain in perfect balance with the leaves.
The upper band is decorated with underglaze blue and copper-red peony scrolls. The lower band features five kui dragons surrounded by lotus scrolls, where the lotus flowers stand out as executed in a vibrant shade of copper-red. The copper-red is fired to perfection throughout, an impressive realisation on such a grand scale piece.

- An important Belgian private collection.


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Auction Date:
12th Oct 23 at 10am CEST
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