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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.457

  • Description

    Porcelain reticulated bowl. The bowl has a white body and transparent glaze. There is an openwork design of trellis pattern with five floral medallions on the exterior, a key fret panel incised beneath the exterior rim, and a lotus panel incised at the base of the exterior. The base is unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1573-1620
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 54 millimetres
    • Diameter: 88 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF A457

    Cup with openwork


    This porcelain cup is made in the Qing dynasty as a copy of earlier Ming dynasty openwork cups. It has a design of flowers set against a trellis pattern.


    Porcelain with openwork design, clear glaze and incised decoration
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1900

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.91, no.78 (and base & inside) bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/dc44/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.457

White porcelain reticulated bowl. Openwork design around the sides of trellis pattern with five floral medallions. Incised design on either side of key fret panel above and lotus panel below. Unglazed base.

White porcelain reticulated bowl. Openwork design around the sides of trellis pattern with five floral medallions. Incised design on either side of key fret panel above and lotus panel below. Unglazed base.

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