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Porcelain water-pot in the form of a lotus leaf with an insect on one side, surrounded by stems with flower bud and seed pod resting at the top of the leaf. There are incised lines that accent the form of the leaf.
- Height: 50 millimetres
- Width: 60 millimetres
- Depth: 59 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Water-pot in the form of a lotus
This porcelain water-pot is modelled in the form of a lotus leaf with an insect on one side, surrounded by stems with a bud and seed pod resting at the top of the leaf. There are incised lines that accent the form of the leaf. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries porcelains made as amusing trompe l’oeil artefacts were extremely popular.
Underfired porcelain, incised, applied moulded decoration and with transparent glaze
South China 中國南部
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900
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Object reference number: RRC38806
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