Great 18th century export bowl decorated in Imari palette with underglaze blue, overglaze iron red and remnants of gilding. Decoration on the outside of the bowl features an extensive landscape scene with a scholar and his attendant making their way across the lake towards a mountain retreat or a temple surrounded by lotuses, willow trees and other foliage. Inside of the bowl is decorated with a single floral spray in the centre framed by a typical geometric floral border along the upper rim.Condition In good antique condition with some wear to the inside of the bowl consistent with age and usage. Rubbing to the gilding all around. Hairline crack across the base visible mostly just from below. Some firing flaws on the outside of the bowl in areas of underglaze blue. Dimensions Diameter: 26.5 cm Height: 11.5 cm.
Origin: China Date of production: Early 18th century Material: porcelain. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "oriental-antiques-uk" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States.