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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1723-1735 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Julia C. Gulland

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 14, shelf 5

Physical description

Bowl of porcelain, painted in underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome enamels in the doucai technique with the Three Star Gods of Daoism. Inside is the Shou Xing (Shou Lao), with a deer and lingzhi fungus emblematical of longevity. On the outside are Fu Xing and Lu Xing on the shore of a sea in the midst of which is a temple.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1723-1735 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'da qing Yongzheng nian zhi' in underglaze blue
Made in the Yongzheng period of the great Qing dynasty


Height: 6.7 cm

Object history note

Previously on long term loan to Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, from 1962.

Descriptive line

Bowl, porcelain, with doucai decoration, China, Jingdezhen, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, 1723-35


Porcelain; Glaze; Cobalt oxide


Glazed; Painted


Ceramics; Porcelain; Daoism


East Asia Collection

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