It is a special art object from diplomatic service, which was bought in China 20 years ago.
According to the antiques dealer in Guangzhou, the piece was over 80 years old when it was purchased and comes from Sichuan province.
The basin is only suitable for interiors because there are considerable cracks.
The front view shows a theme from Chinese mythology:
- Front: "The different ways how way to go over the water"
- Reverse side: Medaillon (Weiser)
- Left side: lion on the hunt
- Right side: doe in the forest
Wall thickness approx. 9.5 cm
Measures and Weight
- Width: 1300 mm
- Stärke/Tiefe: 750 mm
- Höhe/Länge: 860 mm