An amazing bowl with such color and detail. The painting has very nice shading.
A thinly potted bowl with a barbed rim has been glazed in array of colored enamels. The primary design is of pink and blue dragons with outstretched wings. They are surrounded by scrolling flowers in many different hues on a medium yellow ground.
The foot is raised and not glazed. The base is glazed in turquoise. The interior of the bowl is also turquoise. An iron red reign mark in Zhuanshu script for the Qianlong emperor is in the center of the base.
7 1/8” (18.1 cm) diameter x 3” (7.6 cm) tall. Weighs 13.3 oz (375 g)
The bowl has been repaired in several places and one tight hairline remains. The bowl interior shows wear and the turquoise enamel used to repair the interior is peeling. The enamels on the outside show wear but are in significantly better condition than the interior.
A very beautiful bowl with such great painting and potting. It was a high end porcelain. I could see this as imperial. The painting is so good.