Lot 2023
A Chinese "Birthday" Porcelain Bowl and Teacup with Saucer
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
19th century, includes a medium size bowl and handled teacup with saucer, decorated in famille rose enamels and gilt highlights on a yellow ground with four round medallions each containing one of the four characters “wan shou fu jiang” (wishes for a long life without end) amidst swirling clouds, in center of the plates is a longevity "shou" symbol encircled by waves and mountains peaks symbolizing the cosmos, key motif around the rim, exterior sides of the saucer with floral and vine decoration, interior of teacup and bowl is decorated with five bats encircling a longevity "shou" symbol, six character Guangxu mark in iron red to underside of each.

Bowl 2 7/8 in., 6 3/4 in. diameter; Teacup 2 1/4 in.; Saucer 5 3/4 in. diameter

Private Collection, New London, North Carolina

Some kiln glaze defects to rims; a rim chip to saucer.