Antique Chinese, Large Hand Painted Porcelain Bowl! This piece here is Famille Rose Medallion from the late 19th Century. This bowl is Beyond Gorgeous! It's very old and has definitely been loved and used.
The paint at the bottom of this bowl is showing the wear in the color. Nevertheless it's an Amazing piece! I've included many pictures, from many angles so you can see what it looks like, as well as see the size of this bowl. But if you have any questions, please feel free to message me! The following information was provided to me by an Antique Professional.Rose Medallion, it is not actually a rose, but a peony! The rose in Rose Medallion refers to the color, and the actual flower depicted in the pattern is a peony - the national flower of China. Let's talk terminology: Rose Medallion is a style of porcelain or china pattern, if you will, that developed in the first quarter of the 19th century, about 1820 or so. It was produced as part of the Chinese export market largely for European and American consumers.
The term Rose Medallion gets widely applied to a group of patterns with similar characteristics that were all part of this export production, but there are actually specific names for those patterns, and they all can be grouped under the umbrella category of Famille Rose. Think of Famille Rose as the genus and the subsequent patterns as species- related but not the same!
Famille Rose (The Rose Family) is a French term applied to Chinese enamel decorated porcelains first produced in the early 18th century that utilized the newly introduced pink or rose colored enamel along with a palette of enamels in green, blue, aubergine, and yellow. These overglaze low-fired enamel paints were known to the Chinese as "fencai" or "yangcai" depending on the time period, and they are notable for the opaque quality that blended powdery white to produce soft gradations in color. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Bowls". The seller is "missalissamc" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.