This is a very large 18″ diameter and heavy, almost 9 pounds, bowl which was used to skim cream and pour off through the little spout. It is early and very well decorated. This is a Canton/Nanking cross piece: it has the typical Canton scene without a figure on the bridge but it does have a Nanking border. It also appears in the Mixed Pattern Gallery. The bowl has a 1″ blue rim and a 2 1/2″ wide spout that is 2 1/4″ long. It is decorated on the outside by 3 large flowers. The bottom is unglazed.
Mixed Pattern Gallery
Mixed Pattern Forms are those Canton pieces that have one or two of another pattern’s decorative characteristics. Most common is a figure on the bridge normally associated with the Nanking pattern or Nanking’s geometric, lattice like border with spearhead design.
Grouped here in one gallery, the mixed pattern forms are also in the All Forms Gallery.