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Porcelain hemispherical water-pot. The water-pot has creamy white glaze. There is a moulded decoration of lappets round the mouth-rim, with main design of bats and blossoms against rolling waves, and five three-peak mountains round the base.
- Height: 46 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Water pot with bats
This water-pot is moulded with a design of bats and flowers against rolling waves, and five three-peak mountains round the base. Bats are a visual pun for happiness and are very common as a motif in nineteenth century porcelain.
Porcelain with moulded decoration and clear glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, AD 1800–1900
On display: G95/dc45/sh3
PDF card: acquired before 1925
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Object reference number: RRC38804
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