Lot 2025
A Chinese "Birthday" Porcelain Center Bowl and Bowl with Cover
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
19th century, includes a large center bowl decorated to the interior with five bats in polychrome enamels encircling a longevity "shou" symbol, three iron red bats fly about the sides, a ruyi border encircles the rim, and a smaller bowl with cover 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, four character mark to underside of each.

Large bowl 3 1/8 in., 10 3/4 in. diameter

Private Collection, New London, North Carolina

Hairline crack to underside of large bowl; kiln rim defect to bowl with cover; some rubbing and wear to enamels and gilt.