Large striking, thinly-potted turquoise enamel Chinese bowl of water, plants and waterbirds.
The outside of the translucent porcelain is richly decorated with designs of lotus, waves, egrets, geese with in pink, yellow, red, green, pale green, white and black, all floating on pale turquoise water. Near the foot ring is a band of waves and with bats, which represents prosperity. The inside of the bowl is a turquoise glaze. The glaze inside and out is very shiny, but nicely worn from age.
The rim is an undulating indented design. There is an unglazed square in the middle of the base with the overglaze red painted Jiaqing reign mark. The reign mark is in Zhuanshu script. There is also an early stamped export mark of the word CHINA in black.
7 ¾” diameter x 2 5/8” tall. Weighs 14.2 oz
There is a large 5 inch long break on the rim that has been restuck. Except for this break, the condition is quite good for the age. There is some wear inside bowl and someone unsuccessfully tried to remove the CHINA mark under the base, which has left a little bit of a stain.
An exciting well-potted and hand painted design of watery scene with the Jiaqing reign mark. Very showy.