A thinly potted large polychrome porcelain bowl showing a parade of attendants in various poses with a central Buddha figure. This bowl was a part of the Chinese porcelain collection of the late actor and singer, Burl Ives
A large thinly potted porcelain bowl with an everted bell shape, everted rim a shallow unglazed foot. Around the exterior are many lively and comical designs of attendants with musical instruments and tom foolery, as well as a fanciful Chilin, a tiger and a dragon. A rather stout Bodhisattva is in the central well with his prayer beads. The colorful painting is exquisitely detailed, precise.
The base glaze is thin, smooth and shiny. As mentioned, the bowl is thinly potted; you can see shadows when it is held to a light.
Provenance: The bowl was purchased from the estate of the late Burl Ives in Anacortes, Washington in April of 2017. Mr. Ives was perhaps best known and loved his narration in the Christmas cartoon classic, "Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer".
There is the reign mark of the Kangxi emperor on the base. There is also an old paper label remnant with the words “E IN CHINA”.
7” (17.8 cm) diameter x 3 3/8” (8.4 cm) tall. Weighs 11.0 oz (310 g)
There are no chips, or breaks. There is a small hairline on the rim. The bowl still rings clearly like a bell. The enamels are bright.
A lovely bowl with a lovely provenance.