Chinese Republic Period eggshell or translucent porcelain bowl with black and tan ruyi banded border over a landscape scene with finely painted figures; poem or inscription verso accompanied by three red seals; the interior side decorated with a grasshopper or cricket among flowers, and at the center a black and white writhing dragon enclosed in a medallion. Blue enamel Qianlong mark to underside. 3" H x 6 3/4" dia. Accompanied by a circular carved hardwood fitted stand, 2 1/2"H. Early/mid 20th century. Provenance: the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Jeter Eason, Memphis, by descent to present consignor. CONDITION: 2 1/2" hairline extending from rim to body. Tiny dark freckle to interior.
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