REF No. 6412
SOLD- massive chinese porcelain famille rose fishtank, yongzheng
Yongzheng period circa 1735
Height: 17¼ inches; 44cm
Diameter: 24 inches; 60.5cm
Provenance: The Princes Lobkowicz, Melnik Castle, Czech Republic.
A massive Chinese porcelain fishtank or cistern, of flaring cylindrical form with everted rim, finely painted in famille rose enamels with birds and flowers inside and out, with moulded lion mask handles.
The painting on this very large tank is of exceptionally good quality and this relates to a small number of similarly steep-sided large pieces, almost certainly produced by the same workshop.
References: Cohen & Cohen 2005, p19, No 7, a pair of jardinières of similar size and quality; Cohen Cohen 2007, p15, No 10, a taller pair of jardinières of similar quality and decoration.