This is a beautiful Qing dynasty blue enamel glazed small basin. The basin rise from a shallow base upwards into a u shaped everted flat rim of 3.5cm. On the outside of the basin, it is painted with three pairs of peony flowers. On the flat rim, it is decorated with lotus flowers as viewed from the top interspersed with mosaic design. On the cavetto, it is decorated with chrysanthemum flowers and four out of the eight Daoist immortal embalms. They are lotus flowers, castanets, flute and sword. On the inside base of the paint is a peony plant blooming with flowers and a bird sitting on a branch. In the background, to the left, is the sun with a single s-shaped cloud below it. On the base of the basin, it has an over-glazed honorific red brown seal mark of Kangxi, but the circa. is 19th century.
There is no hairline crack, glaze fritting, repair or restoration. Only minor rubbing, minute firing faults and oxidized spots.
The dimension of the basin: The height is 7.8cm and diameter is 33.3cm