- Museum number
Bowl; porcelain; indented edge and broad lobes on the lower part of the body; painted in underglaze blue in the Chinese style; round the rim on the inside and outside a scale pattern alternating with oval reserves containing various Chinese scenes including figures fishing, flowers, rocks and birds; on the broad lobes insects, scrolls and flowers; inside in the centre a double circle containing a flowering branch with bird and insects; on the base a double circle and maker's mark.
- Production date
- 1740-45 (circa)
Diameter: 17.10 centimetres (max)
Depth: 8.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The Meissen factory struggled to imitate the underglaze blue painting of Chinese porcelain until the 1730s, when they changed the porcelain paste, by replacing the alabaster flux with feldspar and adding a small amount of the porcelain clay or kaolin to the cobalt pigment.
The lobed base is a European silver shape, which resembles the petals of a lotus blossom. The painted pattern includes Chinese fishermen.
- Not on display
- Fire crack on the side.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number