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A Chinese Reticulated Chestnut Basket and Cover.

Of round form with a pair of loop handles, each piece finely reticulated and edged in blue enamel with, on the cover a band of diamond work and on the bowl honeycomb bands,  the cover with raised panels of flowering branches centered by a flower-form finial, the inside of the bowl painted with a watery landscape with pagodas and trees issuing from stylised rockwork, two birds flying above, the flared foot with four flowering branches, two chrysanthemum and two prunus, the base glazed.

Period: Qianlong / Jiaqing c. 1780-1800

Height: 18cm / 7 1/2 ins. 

Footnote: This refined reticulated work can be found on the same shape chestnut bowl and cover with an armorial dating to the 18th century Qianlong period see: The Metropolitan Museum New York, a pair of covered chestnut bowls from the Helena Woolworth McCann collection, see here , dated by the crest to the 18th century. Also see,  Howard & Ayers, China for the West, Volume two, no. 585, p. 565,  an armorial bowl of this shape with the arms of Lord Harvey after his marriage in 1779.  No exact origin for the shape has yet been identified but it is thought that it could be based on English 18th century creamware. 

Dimensions

Height: 18cm / 7 1/2 ins. 

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Stock number

BG81
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