A pair of rare and unusual finely decorated bowls, decorated in with the three friends of winter in red and gold enamels. The ‘Three Friends of Winter’ consists of the pine, bamboo and flowering prunus blossoms. The three friends of winter design was first used in the Yuan dynasty. These three plants were particularly admired: All three represented fortitude against harsh conditions and longevity.
The underside painted with iron red Tongzhi seal marks and of the period.
Size: Approx 6 cm high
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