Description: The Four Gentlemen (四君子) famille rose bowl, finely decorated with four panels of plumb branches, chrysanthemums, bamboo and lingzhi and orchids and lingzhi. Each separated by lines of poetry. The scalloped rim is highlighted in gilt. Daoguang six character seal mark in iron red and of the period.
The Four Gentlemen have been depicted in Chinese painting for more than a thousand years because of their refined beauty, as well as the moral characters with which the Chinese literati have imbued them.
Size: Approx 13 cm wide.
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