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IMPERIAL GUANGXU MARK & PERIOD FAMILLE ROSE 'BIRTHDAY' DISH BOWL

IMPERIAL GUANGXU MARK & PERIOD FAMILLE ROSE 'BIRTHDAY' DISH BOWL


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 1319643

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1875 - 1908
Guangxu Period, Qing Dynasty
Porcelain with overglaze famille rose enamels
Diameter: 15.2 cm / 6 in
Height: 4.5 cm
From a Northern California private collection

A 19th c Guangxu imperial dish, marked with a 6-character Guangxu kaishu mark in iron red and of the period. Beautifully formed with rounded sides and an everted rim, this dish descends from a long line of "birthday' dishes in the imperial tradition featuring the theme "fushan shouhai". The combined imagery of bats flying over mountains and ocean conveys the message: "May your happiness be as deep as the Eastern Sea, and may you live to be as old as the Southern Mountains".

Condition: perfect antique condition [Please examine all photos carefully, as they are part of the condition report.]