Important porcelain fish basin in the Imari palette with tricolored enamels (cobalt blue, iron red and gold) on a white underglaze background, decorated with floral vases with birds. The inside of the bowl is decorated with fish and aquatic plants.
The Chinese skillfully imitated the style of the Japanese Imari porcelain they produced for the West India Company. Used in China as fish ponds, these basins found a decorative use in Europe as planters or jardinières. Chinese mark on the stamp.
Condition: very good condition, the enamels still very fresh (very slight wear) and a superb shine of the porcelain.
China 19th century.
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1 000 €