Charming Rose Mandarin or Rose Medallion Chinese export bowl, circa 1960 - 1970. It is 2 1/2" high and 4 1/2" across. There are no chips, cracks or hairlines, only age appropriate wear on the bottom rim.
This bowl is predominantly teal or green with pink red and metallic god accents. It has a woman at a window conversing with a cross legged figure outside. The painting shows little or no wear, and the gilt trim is mostly intact.
Marked on the bottom: Hand Painted in Hong Kong, for Decoration not Food Serving. In the 60's there was concern about lead in Chinese enamel paints, so this warning was added by some exporters.
Rose Medallion porcelain china is very distinctive. The center has a circle or medallion with a bird or flower. There are panels (usually 4 to 6) radiating from the center, with garden scenes, figures or flowers. The usual colors are pinks and teal greens.
Collectors often distinguish between Rose Medallion, Rose Canton or Rose Mandarin based upon the figures, flowers or birds included. Most pieces marked "Hong Kong" were made between 1950 and the late 1970's.
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