Unusual Antique 16C Chinese Porcelain Crane in Pond China Bowl Old
Condition Report: Overall Condition 2 lines and 1 chip to rim and 1 to base rim and very minimal rimfrits, more like rough edges. Size 176x90mm DiameterxHeight
A very nicely decorated bowl on high foot. Jiajing / Wanli period.
Outside is unpainted, inside fully painted with central Crane in pond and in the wall flowers and objects.
The graceful crane is a common emblem in paintings. The five birds: crane, phoenix, mandarin duck, heron and wagtail represent the five Confucian relationships; in this case the crane stands for the key deference of son to father. Two cranes flying towards the sun represent ambition. A crane among clouds represent nobility; a pair of cranes represent a wish for long married life while a crane in pine trees a wish for a long life together.
Emblem of rank: Civil Official 1st rank.
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|Region of Origin|
|China Dynasty Period||
Ming & Transitional (1368 – 1664)
Overall Condition 2 lines and 1 chip to rim and 1 to base rim and very minimal rimfrits, more like rough edges. Size 176x90mm DiameterxHeight
Porcelain & Pottery
Blue & White
Chongzhen (1627-1644), Tianqi (1620-1627)