From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a good famille rose barber's bowl, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735), nicely executed in floral sprig pattern using lively and well-preserved famille rose enamels in rose, blue, aubergine, yellow, green, orange, and opaque white. Dressed on the rim edge with Batavia Brown / iron oxide finish typical for the period. The reverse shows two purpose driven holes in the footrim not made in modern times, but actually made during the 18th century, as these barber's bowls were not only functional items in their time, but were also used as shop decoration and hung on the walls by twine.
Size and Condition: 10 inches in diameter, approximately 3 inches tall / deep. Some iron spots and random small areas of enamel flaking and one small chip, but overall good condition.