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Bowl and lid

Bowl and lid

  • 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 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 3 []

Physical description

Bowl and lid of porcelain. Shallow bowl with small foot; lid surmounted by a small projecting ring. Both pieces painted in underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome enamels in the doucai technique, with a bird flying and another perched on the branch of a flowering prunus tree.

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 on base
Made in the Yongzheng period of the great Qing dynasty


Height: 12.7 cm, Diameter: 20.3 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl and lid, porcelain with birds and prunus tree decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels in doucai style, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Production Note

from label


Porcelain; Glaze; Cobalt oxide


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Birds; Prunus tree


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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