VINTAGE EXTRA LARGE AND HEAVY CHINESE "DRAGONS CHASING THE FLAMING PEARL" TERRACOTTA POTTERY FISH BOWL - JARDINIERE PLANTER. This EXTRA LARGE Chinese fish bowl jardiniere planter measures 16" high, 17" round at the rim and 11 round at the bottom. It has a 3/4 thick clay body and weighs a whopping 40 lbs!
It features two dragons "chasing the flaming pearl" with a choppy-stormlike ocean at the bottom and small cloud formations at the top. The four-clawed dragons are highly STYLIZED and influenced by Chinese dragon paintings.
The images are quite a joy to see "in the round" similar to sculpture (see successive photos). The glaze colors are mottled dark brown with a mottled carmel color for the images created in slight relief. The interior is glazed mottled dark brown and the top rim is unglazed.
The top rim has a Chinese character stamp along with a few Roman numeral stamps (see photos with zoom tool). It can be used as a koi fish-lily pond bowl, a flower/tree planter or as a table base. I estimate this vintage extra large and heavy terracotta pottery fish bowl - jardiniere planter to be from the 1950's-60's.
This RARE extra large fish bowl jardinière planter in good condition for being about 50-60 years old. It has a few bottom and top edge glaze nicks/inclusions. The unglazed rim has color variations with some enamel overspray from the firing process. Please see photos for condition.
Please excuse the glare spots in the photos... This piece is fine and without blemish. What a great addition to your East Asian or Arts & Crafts decor! The extra large 45 lbs.About mod-designs4u Welcome modern design enthusiasts! Mod-designs4u specializes in items from the 1920s-70s which include Art Deco, Modern Streamline, Machine Age, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern, Danish Modern, Italian Modern, Biomorphic, Freeform, Space Age and Post-Modern designs. Our entire inventory consists of high quality items made in the U. Mod-designs4u has a revolving inventory of scarce vintage items which includes furnishings, lamps (and lamp parts), paintings, drawings, serigraphs, woodblocks, lithographs, etchings, engravings, photography, posters, sculpture, art pottery, art glass, art metal, dinnerware, kitchenware, barware, design accessories, antiquarian and art/design books, ephemera and collectibles.
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Mod-designs4u offers scarce and vintage items at fair prices because we want your business! The item "Vintage LARGE Chinese Pottery DRAGON Fish Bowl Jardiniere Planter Vase Art Craft" is in sale since Friday, February 15, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Planters". The seller is "mod-designs4u" and is located in Boulder City, Nevada.
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