Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp1959.3749
The four floral raised ornaments at each end of the rim have been covered with a repair material and repainted. Two stress cracks run through the sides, one of which exhibits applied filler. Gilding along the rim is worn, and some surface staining is present.
Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp
This oval bowl with a flaring rim has reticulated sides, delicately pierced in a regular pattern. The reticulation leaves intact solid medallions that are painted with colorful birds in fine detail and within a characteristically Chinese floral branch and garden setting. The rim and base have bands of stylized vines and a guilloche or chain, respectively. Reticulated bowls were tablewares that allowed the owner to fill them with and show off colorful fruit or other delicacies.