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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1821-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by W. H. Cope, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 4

Physical description

Bowl, of porcelain, painted inside in underglaze blue and outside in overglaze polychrome enamels with symbols of longevity: peaches, swastika and lingzhi fungus. On the outside are roses and other flowers and lingzhi fungus, in four medallions, reserved in white on a yellow ground with peaches and swastika and incised scrolls. Inside is a medallion containing lingzhi fungus and plants growing on rocks amid a waterfall, surrounded by four groups of rose-sprays and fungus.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1821-1850 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'da qing Daoguang nian zhi' in blue seal characters
Made in the Daoguang period of the great Qing dynasty


Diameter: 26.7 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl, porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome enamels, China, Qing dynasty, Daoguang mark and period (1821-1850)

Production Note

from label


Porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Magic fungus; Peaches; Flowers; Swastikas


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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