Antique Chinese Ormolu Bowl Produced for Export to Islamic Market
Chinese, early 20th Century
Height 13cm, width 31cm, depth 22cm
This charming ormolu bowl features a squat ovoid body with twin handles mounted to the sides. The bowl is adorned to the front and back with embossed cartouches containing Arabic script, demonstrating that the piece was produced in China for export to an Islamic market. The bowl is marked underside with Chinese characters.