This auction is for a stunning MOTTAHEDEH Limited Series LARGE BOWL made by Vista Allegre in Portugal for Mottahedeh. It is a close reproduction of an important antique Chinese export porcelain bowl formerly in the Mottahedeh Collection and sold in 1985 at Sotheby’s. This very special bowl was made in a small limited edition of 150 pieces. The bowl is numbered 37/150. It is about 9 ½” (24 cm) in diameter and 4 ½” (11.5cm) high. Also included is a vintage Chinese-style wood display stand that perfectly fits the bowl.
The bowl is decorated with two ovals of hunting scenes in sepia and two roundels containing landscapes, also in sepia. The interior of the bowl has a basket of flowers at the bottom and elaborate borders of blue and gold at the rim. The outer rim has similar fancy borders at the rim and a simpler border at the foot. Much of the decoration looks hand-painted. Simply spectacular!
The bowl is in perfect condition.