This appears to be the one & ONLY example of this form. Strongly suggesting it is a one-up from the early 1700s (Kangxi period). Do your research, there is NOTHING like this out there! Aquarium for Chinese Box Turtles.
When filled with about a 1/2 of water the 3 lotus blossoms become'islands' for the small aquatic turtles to climb, play & rest. The Imperial yellow interior wall stands 2 tall and is decorated with floral & fauna (Chinese box turtle food). Rose famille was introduced in 1720. It is signed on the bottom-center with a traditional squared-off Chinese mark but the signature is no longer readable.100% hand pottered, hand incised and hand painted. Measures just under 14" across the rim and stands 3" high. A five pound sterling silver " Bug Basket " from Buckingham Palace, the most-prized possession of the last reigning monarch of The Kingdom of Hawai'i, an artifact from The White House and Porcellian Club (the birthplace of Facebook), the first man to the moon's 1st appearance in Space, an authentic Witch coven's serving charger and an 1885 New York City "Sitting Bull" Cigar Store Indian are but a few of our most interesting pieces.
Presidents, a Prime Minister and other Heads of State, Middle Eastern & European monarchs, museums, Hollywood celebrities, billionaire software & oil tycoons and the World's leading interior decorators & designers. The best way to view our store is by'highest prices first'.The item "FAMILLE ROSE antique chinese porcelain painting vtg phoenix figurine turtle bowl" is in sale since Saturday, April 22, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Chinese\Figures & Statues". The seller is "wetinwashington" and is located in Tracyton, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.