Chinese collection

Item LL 6249
view of base of dish of item LL 6249

Accession no: LL 6249
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662 - 1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 14.4 cm, D. 21.8 cm

Description: Bowl, one of a pair (to LL 6250), with fluted sides and wavy edges, the lower part moulded in alternating petal-shaped and arched panels. Inside, a medallion with the poet Li Bai leaning on a wine-jar: in the petals are symbols bound with fillets. Border of swastika fret. Outside, the Seven Worthies of the Bamboo Grove, and fungus designs alternating with symbols on a matting ground. Mark of the Chenghua period (1465-1487 AD) in six characters in a double ring, 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. 156.