Accession no: LL 6145
Object type: Ceramic
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 9.5 cm, D. 21 cm
Description: Bowl with wavy edge, the lower part moulded in petal-shaped panels. Inside, a medallion with three boys playing. Border of cash pattern. Outside, four groups of ladies in garden setting, representing the four scholarly pursuits; qin-playing, chess, calligraphy, and painting. In the petals are growing flowers.
Mark of the Chenghua period (1465-1487 AD) but the bowl is of Kangxi date.
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 133.