Porcelain bowl in the form of five moulded bats, four bats with head down on the exterior, and the fifth with head upwards and wings stretched. The bowl has iron red enamel over felspathic glaze.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 78 millimetres
- Diameter: 157 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Bowl in the form of five modelled bats
This porcelain bowl is moulded in the form of five bats. Five bats are a Chinese visual pun standing for the Five Blessings. These 五福 (wufu ‘Five Blessings) are 康 (kang ‘good health’); 壽 (shou ‘long life’) 富 (fu ‘wealth’), 德 (de ‘virtue’) and 考终命 (kao zhong ming ‘a natural death in old age’). The bowl is covered with an iron-red glaze.
Porcelain with transparent and iron-red glazes
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about 1700–1900
Porcelain bowl in the form of five modelled bats. Iron red enamel over felspathic glaze. Four bats with head down on the outside, and the fifth with head upwards and wings stretched.
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Object reference number: RRC38870
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