The two gold fish are usually shown head to head and represent fertility as fish produce many offspring. They are one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism. The Chinese words for goldfish are identical with the two words meaning "Gold and Abundance" therefore many Chinese keep goldfish at their homes or in ponds in temple gardens.
Fish in Chinese sounds like the word for "Abundance and Affluence" so the fish symbolizes wealth. Fish shown with a lotus blossom symbolize "Year after Year may you live in Affluence".14.5 inches = 36.2 cm. 9.6 inches = 24 cm.
Height: 12.8 inches = 32 cm. Height of the bowl on the stand: 20 inches = 50 cm. Although, there are some details, which support the old age. We cannot guarantee the age of Qianlong Emperor. A red six characters, hand-painted with thin brush (lines have different intensity) say that this vase was produced during the rule of Qianlong.
Light colors (white, pink, yellow) have a lot of natural crackles. Generally the colors are somewhat dull, which reflects the influence of the age. The item "Chinese Famille Rose porcelain fish bowl, Qianlong mark" is in sale since Wednesday, September 10, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Bowls".The seller is "ukr10" and is located in Clearwater Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.