CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE BARBER’S BOWL Qianlong, c1765
The oval fluted bowl with the usual notched rim, the center painted in famille rose overglaze enamels and bianco sopra bianco with a blue hollow rock issuing peonies within a fenced garden, within an iron red lambrequin border, the rim with further peony sprays; holes in the footrim for hanging
Provenance : Elinor Gordon, bearing label verso
Chinese export barber's bowls are less frequent than the Japanese versions. This shape imitates a European model made of metal or wood, and would have been specially commissioned by European clients, yet painted in the Chinese fashion.
10” High x 12 .5” Wide