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Yongzheng / Qianlong blue and white porcelain barbers bowl

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Category
Period
Reference
5771
Framed Height
27 cm (10 3/4")
Chinese early 18th century blue and white barbers bowl made towards the end of the Emperor Yongzhengs reign or possibly very early Qianlongs reign. made at the kilns at Jingdezhen for export to Europe

The excellent colour and painting to the centre show peony, chrysanthemum and plum blossom all alluding to long life and happiness.

The outside is intricately painted with a dagger border interrupted by flower heads and three cartouches of a figure in a river landscape, the figure is either in a boat or on land.

Three is a significant number I Buddhism as the Buddhas basket was divided into three, and significant meanings or cannons of the philosophy are shown by three emblems.

The underside of the bowl is painted with trailing flowers.

The edge of the rim is painted with a brown line. It was mistakenly thought that this offered protection against damage this is undamaged
Framed Height
27 cm (10 3/4")
Year
c 1730
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
Private collection
Condition
Perfect