Accession no: LL 6147
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Square bowl
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 9.8 cm, W. 19.4 cm, L. 19.4 cm
Description: Square bowl, with flattened corners. Inside, a medallion of dancing boys; border of lozenge diaper. Outside, four scenes from a romance story; lozenge diaper and ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') heads between.
Mark of the Xuande period (1426-1435 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. 158.