Chinese collection

Item LL 6252

Accession no: LL 6252
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration (Copper Rim)
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662 - 1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 13.9 cm, DB. 18.5 cm

Description: Bowl with contracted mouth, in the form of a Buddhist begging-bowl; 'soft paste' porcelain painted in dark blue with the eighteen Arhats, Ho Shang in the centre. Copper collar on the mouth rim, which is unglazed. Rounded bottom. Bowls of this form, copying the alms-bowl carried by a Buddhist priest, were used to hold the black and white pieces in the game of draughts.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford. Ltd., 1928, No. 132.