An unusually well-made Chinese cinnabar-red lacquer bowl, the exterior deeply carved with figures of immortals in a rocky riverine landscape amidst pines, bamboo and temple buildings, the uncarved interior having a finish reminiscent of Yixing purple clay pottery or other such terra cotta surface, the base in plain cinnabar red. Estimated date of manufacture, late 19th - early 20th century.
Approximately 6.25 inches wide by 3.375 inches high (15.4 CM W x 8.5 CM H). Excellent for estimated age, with no significant factory or post-production damage or restoration revealed by close visual inspection. The base slightly granular toward its center. Some expected tiny irregularities around the top rim where lacquer meets underlying bowl. Our estimation of the interior possibly being Yixing or another type of terra cotta is based entirely on visual inspection, as a more definitive determination would require destructive methods.The aforementioned and any other noteworthy observations regarding condition are shown in accompanying photos, which constitute an important part of this description. Keep in mind, many of these images have been greatly enlarged to permit almost microscopic inspection of issues. Please view them with care and caution, so that pictures meant to inform do not distort perspectives vis-à-vis the generally fine condition of this cinnabar-red lacquer bowl.
Please remember, our description and its assumptions regarding the lot for sale are based on the best resources available while the listing is in preparation. The item "FINE CHINESE 19TH-20TH CEN CARVED CINNABAR-RED BOWL" is in sale since Thursday, July 7, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Bowls". The seller is "avonlea-jax" and is located in Jacksonville, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.