Could it be Ming?
I am to believe I may have an antique Chinese koi Bowl from the Ming Period in my procession.
It is bronze and is a cloisonné enamel bowl. The bowl measures 11.2 inches across at its widest and 3.4 inches high.
The bowl is bronze with beautiful multi color enameling throughout the piece. The iron work and rims have a dark patina or color which is all original to the piece. Incredible find.
What makes this bowl very special is that the outside and interior of the bowl are decorated with fine and enamelings and there is a scroll border along the top rim.
The bronze is glazed in a dark blue green with gilded scrolls, koi and lotus flowers.
The center bowl is in excellent condition, as is the stand.
If you look at the many photographs for more on the look and condition as they are an important part of the description.
The Zhengde Emperor (Chinese: 正德; pinyin: Zhèngdé) was the Ming dynasty Emperor of China between 1505–1521.
Reign: 19 June 1505 – 20 April 15
What do you think?
Is it Ming…or just an old Ming Pot.