This was a special piece for him. According to my grandfather's notes. This is a Chinese export'canton famille rose','rose medallion' or'rose mandarin' very large wedding box / food box. Weight: approximately 18 lbs (8 kg). Dimensions: 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall, 13 inches (33 cm) wide.It has a Qianlong Emperor mark on the bottom, but it may be dated mid-to-late 19th century, Tongzhi to Guangxu Period (1860's - 1890's). This is an unusually large and heavy piece, 13 inches width and 10 inches height and very heavy - almost 18 lbs.
In the'Rose Medallion' pattern, the exterior is typically enameled and gilt with a panel of royal court figures within dense foliage border surroundings. Although it is very rare to find a center piece in this massive scale, the quality of the enameling is truly exceptional.At some point in time, the cover has been repaired using a 24K gold paste, which makes this piece even more intriguing. Please see all the pictures as part of the description.
They were taken in both natural and studio lighting. Any questions, please message me.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Bowls". The seller is "icaneti40" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.