Eggshell porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim. There are goldfish among waterweeds in overglaze red and black enamels with touches of gold on the exterior and the interior.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 39 millimetres
- Diameter: 123 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with goldfish among waterweeds
Chinese people regard fish as a rebus (visual pun) for abundance as the words for both fish 魚 and abundance 餘, are pronounced yu.
Porcelain with iron-red, black and green enamels and gilding
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900
Eggshell porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim. Overglaze red and black enamels with touches of gold. Goldish among waterweeds on exterior and interior.
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