Beautifully painted Chinese Daoguang Lotus Bowl with a Mandarin out walking with his children in the garden with the finest details of decoration to their clothing..one hair brush- painting.. the children are dancing w a musician playing a flute like instrument, in the clouds. rich heavy enamels, three birds flying. excellent condition. measures 5 1/2" wide x 1 3/4" high.. Marked on base.. On close observation under a magnifying glass, the details are so amazing.. much more so that the photographs illustrate. The glaze is an thick orange- peel shiny finish which makes it glow with light.. along the base at rim are very tiny moriage beads that are perfect in size and in spacing... a little masterpiece of Chinese workmanship.
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