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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)
    Jingdezhen (painted)
    London (enamelled)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)
    ca. 1700-1710 (decorated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, thrown, turned and painted in underglaze blue before glazing and firing; enamelled

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Errol Manners in memory of Bernard Watney

  • Museum number:

    C.11-2005

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 11, shelf 7

Physical description

Teabowl or small bowl of standard Chinese shape, the exterior with pale brown 'Batavian' glaze enamelled in opaque white, iron red and green with stylised flowers and an insect; the interior rim painted in underglaze blue with hatched band, and the interior enamelled in iron red, green and blue with a central floral motif encircled in red, and with a band of stylised flowers and cockerels; marked inside foot with a hatched triangle within two concentric circles in underglaze blue; circular paper label printed 'BMW' in monogram and 'Bernard Watney Collection'.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)
Jingdezhen (painted)
London (enamelled)

Date

ca. 1700 (made)
ca. 1700-1710 (decorated)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, thrown, turned and painted in underglaze blue before glazing and firing; enamelled

Marks and inscriptions

'BMW'
Monogram printed on circular paper label

'BERNARD WATNEY COLLECTION'
Inscription printed on circular paper label

Dimensions

Height: 5 cm, Diameter: 8.6 cm

Descriptive line

Small bowl or teabowl with 'Batavian' glaze, Chinese, ca. 1700, enamelled in London with stylised flowers and cockerels ca. 1700-1710

Production Note

Made and painted in underglaze blue in Jingdezhen, China; enamelled at a later date in London.

Materials

Porcelain

Subjects depicted

Insect; Flowers (plants); Cockerel

Categories

Porcelain; Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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