ANTIQUE CHINESE CLOISONNE ENAMEL FOOTED BOWL BRONZE DRAGON HANDLES QING DYNASTY. Is a superb and authentic Chinese antique, a large footed bowl, compote or centerpiece. A beautiful antique polychrome cloisonne, with enamel strong colour fillings on gilded copper body, and with two large gilded bronze Dragon handles. There are scenes of Water or Sealife on the upside of the bowl, a Turtle on the center represents the Earth Mother, Turtle is one of the oldest living animal ancestors walking on Earth today, the oldest fossils of Turtles are dated at over 200 million years old, this is highly symbolic, it indicates the Turtle is a symbol of Longevity, Endurance, Protection, Innocence, Stability, Strength, Patience, Creation, Order. There are two Crabs, the Crab signifies Prosperity, Success, Emotion, Protection, Regeneration, Transformation and High Status.Two Lobsters, the Lobster signifies Strength, Nobility, Resolution, Temperance, Discovery, Abundance, Sensuality. There are 10 Fishes, White, Yellow, Golden etc, in Buddism the Fish symbolizes Happiness and Freedom, also the Fish makes an appearance as one of the Eight Sacred Symbols of The Buddha "Pair of Golden Fish", the symbolic meanings of Fish as Fertility, Eternity, Creativity, Femininity, Good Luck, Knowledge, Transformation.
All beautifully executed on a turquoise ground, and an edge border with alternate lotus flowers, scrolling tendrils, stems and foliage. Bowl underneath, Foot and Base are all beautifully decorated with scenes of zucchini flowers, foliage, pumkins, and flying Butterflies under the Bowl, Butterfly is a symbol of Time, Soul, Grace, Growth, Elegance, Expansion, Lightness, Surrender, Transition, Expression, Resurrection, Vulnerability. Foot and Base are decorated with alternate Lotus flowers scrolling tendrils and foliage on a turquoise ground.
Bowl supported by two high detailed gilded bronze large Dragon handles. Ancient Chinese Dragons are ultimate symbols of cosmic Chi energy.It is said to be the most potent symbol of Good Fortune in the Chinese pantheon of symbols. As one of the four creatures of the World's directions, the Dragon stands for New biginnings. The Dragon also has the power to release water to parched lands, and which in turn stands for abundance and relief. Continued success, high achievement, and prosperity are also listed among the Dragon's arsenal of good qualities, which rank it one of the most popular of Asian signs. "ASIAN CHINESE CLOISONNE FOOTED BOWL". 10.630 inches or 27 cm Tall (overall to the top of the dragon handles). 18.898 inches or 48 cm Width overall across the handles at its widest. 9.8425 inches or 25 cm Length (across the top).
8.2677 inches or 21 cm Tall (top of the bowl - without measuring the dragon handles). 9.8425 inches or 25 cm Bowl Length (across the top). 8.0709 inches or 20.5 cm max. 5.9055 inches or 15 cm Base Length. 5800 gr or 204.59 oz - Unpacked.
Chinese cloisonne bowl is in a Very Good Condition, with slight signs of age and wear, has an authentic age patina, shows usual manufacturing flaws, and has minimal hair line cracks with enamel loss on the underneath edge as shown in my close-up photos, Cloisonne Bowl is without cracks, breaks, damage or any restoration. Gold plating is in a good condition slightly age tarnished, bowl shows slight gilding loss. I have plenty of close-up day-light photos to look carefully and if you.
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With Auctiva's 1,800+ Templates. The item "ANTIQUE CHINESE CLOISONNE ENAMEL FOOTED BOWL BRONZE DRAGON HANDLES QING DYNASTY" is in sale since Monday, February 15, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues". The seller is "luckyakis" and is located in Athens.This item can be shipped worldwide.