247. Stunning Chinese Imari Chien Lung Ormolu Centerpiece 18Ct


A Wonderful Example of a Fine Chinese Imari Export Ormolu Mounted Deep Dish Centerpiece of rectangular outline with canted corners.

Eighteenth Century Chien Lung period 1711-1799.

Superbly painted in underglaze blue and enameled in iron red and gilt with foliage, sprouting Peony flower sprays and a flying bird overhead, the rim further detailed with diamond pattern border. The bowl is set within an imposing ormolu pierced stand moulded with decorative vines and leaves and four scroll supports, and an elaborate pair of ormolu handles.

Condition: This piece is offered in very good condition, the ormolu mounts have been professionally re-gold plated.

Height: (entire as shown) 7.5” (19cm).  Width: (entire across handles) 15.5” (39.5cm). Depth: 10” (25.5cm).   

Provenance: Palmerstown House Estate. County Kildare, Ireland.