White porcelain bowl. The bowl has a black-glazed rim. There are two fish among weeds and waves in the centre, encircled by a peony scroll, with a classic scroll around the rim. One of a pair with PDF.122.
- Height: 66 millimetres
- Diameter: 195 millimetres
Published PDF date : Song dynastyRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with black glazed mouth rim
Potters in the late Ming and Qing dynasties made copies of Ding wares at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province, Zhangzhou in Fujian province and in other southern kilns. This white porcelain bowl has an iron-black rim imitating the metal bound rims of Ding wares. Inside it is decorated with two fish among weeds and waves, encircled by a peony scroll, with a classic scroll around the rim. The fish are a visual pun for abundance.
Porcelain with moulded decoration and transparent glaze
Probably Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty or Republican period, about AD 1700–1933
On display: G95/dc11/sh8
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Imperial Collection, Peking.
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Object reference number: RRC38540
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