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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.888

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and small foot-rim. The bowl has a fine thin white body. There is a blossoming gnarled prunus tree, with 'lingzhi' growing from the base, and a group of twenty magpies in iron-red, dark brown, black and 'famille rose' palette enamel on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1949
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 59 millimetres
    • Diameter: 11 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue.
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-1795Room 95 label text:

    PDF 888

    Bowl with magpies


    This bowl has an underglaze blue Qianlong mark on the base. However the style of painting suggests that this bowl may be a late Qing dynasty or even Republican copy.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark and fencai enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty or Republican period, about AD 1800–1949

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 273 bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 p.27, no.888 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.43, no.888 bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 p.76, no.63 (and base) bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case33/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.888

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and small foot-rim. Fine thin white porcelain in 'famille rose' enamels, iron-red, dark brown and black with a scene in which the 'lingzhi' is shown growing from the base of a blossoming gnarled prunus tree, and a group of twenty magpies.

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and small foot-rim. Fine thin white porcelain in 'famille rose' enamels, iron-red, dark brown and black with a scene in which the 'lingzhi' is shown growing from the base of a blossoming gnarled prunus tree, and a group of twenty magpies.

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