- Museum number
'Famille rose' bowl and cover painted in imitation of German porcelain. The rounded bowl has a flared upturned rim, shaped to hold a saucer-shaped cover. The bowl is painted in the centre with a chinoiserie figure design showing a Chinese gentleman with long mustache, wearing an angular hat with pendants on the flat brim, a long rose-pink garment and a red overcoat, holding a fruit bowl. He is accompanied by a small boy with a basket and is standing beside a table with vases and a jar filled with a scroll, brushes and a fan. Two insects are hovering above and on either side are flower bushes, delicately painted. The design is repeated, spaced out as a continuous scene, on the outside of the bowl and appears again on the cover, lacking the figures and insects. The foot of the bowl is gilded, its inside rim is painted with delicately interlaced scrollwork in gold, which is repeated on the rim of the cover, both being visible when the cover is in place.
- Production date
Diameter: 11.80 centimetres
Height: 8.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Harrison-Hall and Krahl 1994:
The 'chinoiserie' figure scenes as well as the interlaced rim border of this bowl and cover are in the style of German porcelain made by Johann Gregor Horoldt (1676 - 1775) at Meissen in the early 1720s. A Meissen teapot with a related figure, also standing on green ground, on the cover, and with similar golden scrollwork on the shoulder, together with another cup and saucer with Meissen-style decoration, made in China are in the British Museum too. A cup and saucer with the same design are in the Mottahedeh collection (Howard and Ayers, 1978, vol. II, pl. 533).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994, Taiwan, National Museum of History, Ancient Chinese Trade Ceramics
1995 27 Jan-26 Mar, London, BM, G91, East Meets West: Chinese Trade Ceramics in the British Museum
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