A CHINESE FAMILLE-ROSE 'LOTUS' WATER DROPPER, 20TH CENTURY
500 - 700 USD
SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
A CHINESE FAMILLE-ROSE 'LOTUS' WATER DROPPER,
modeled as a teardrop-shaped shallow dish with rounded sides rising to a scalloped edge and painted all-over with variegated pink lotus petals, the petals parting at the pointed tip of the dropper to allow for pouring, a green stem-form handle rising at the opposite end and inscribed along the reverse with an apocryphal dated Guangxu mark
length 7 in.; 17.8 cm
Firing imperfections to the edges, especially to the tip of the straw. Some abrasion to the enamels, otherwise in overall good condition.
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