China, 18th - early 19th century. The large bowl stands on a short, slightly tapered foot and rises to an everted rim decorated with pink and aubergine scroll designs. The outside shows a pale-celadon ground and peony and prunus blossoms alongside alternating panels depicting auspicious objects surrounding a gu vase with a peony and a phoenix standing atop a scholar's rock with various floral sprays all around. The interior has a white ground, and the base is painted with manifold blossoms flanked by a circular decoration beneath the rim with bats carrying a peach next to double cash coins, stylized Shou signs, and ruyi medallions.
Provenance: Property from an American private collection, acquired prior to 1973 and thence by descent in the family.
Condition: Very good condition with some old wear, shallow surface scratches, minimal firing irregularities, small amounts of pitting, flaking, and few glaze recesses.
Weight: 1,696 g
Dimensions: Diameter 28.1 cm