Chinese Doucai enamel bowl - Qing porcelain - For Sale
Chinese Doucai enamel bowl - Qing porcelain
Here is a doucai enameled bowl in a wimsey style. The top is decorated with three swimming, and almost smiling fish. The edge of the bowl is crimped and shaped to resemble a pond of water. Underneath, the foot is cut away to 3/4'' depth to create an unusually high stand for the bowl, making it look like an aquarium. The foot is decorated in a water and wave motif and the underside is decorated with scrolling movement. Everything about this piece speaks of action. The damage consists of a one inch hairline crack with a noticable chip out of the bottom of the top rim. This piece is full of life: the fish are somewhat comical and look as if they are almost dancing! Condition: fair; Circa: 18th century; Heigth: 1.5''; Width: 5''