A very fine enameled Chinese famille verte écuelle à bouillon. Kangxi period.
The circular bowl applied with two flat foliate flange handles at the rim, the exterior enameled with lotus and a tree peony growing from the base, the shallow domed cover similarly enameled around the floral finial.
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1720)
- 28,6 cm (including handles)
- Reference :
Private collection from Bordeaux (France)
An identical écuelle à bouillon was sold at Christie’s London, Chinese Ceramics, Export and Works of Art, 8 june 2004, lot 348.
Another model, also enameled in green enamels but with a different design is illustrated in Cargaison de Chine – Porcelaines de la Compagnie des Indes au Musée de Lorient (2002, p. 32, no. 6).
The European form of this “écuelle à bouillon” is borrowed from the French silversmith models belonging to the reign of Louis XIV. The manufacturing of this type of “écuelle à bouillon”, having ears or two symmetrical horizontal handles attached to the top edge, was so widespread among master goldsmiths in Paris as well as in Provincial cities .
The porcelain factories in China, in response to Western orders, produced this type of non-Chinese dishes form during the reign of Kangxi ( 1662-1722 ). There are similar “écuelle à bouillon” painted in Imari palette, or in underglaze blue