A beautifully decorated famille rose/verte hexagon shaped tazza with 5 different brightly coloured gold fish swimming in a hexagon shaped pond surrounded by water lilies, lotus and water plants. The underside of the tazza is decorated with iron red bamboo leave. The base of the tazza bears the four-character minyao reign mark of Tongzhi (1862-1874) and of the Qing Dynasty period.
The gold fish tazza is in good condition with no restoration. There are no hairline cracks, rim or glaze fritting or any sign of damage. Only minor firing faults and the inner side of the tazza stand base has sand grits adhering to it (picture 5).
The measurement of the gold fish tazza : Width is 17.5cm and the Height 4.0cm.