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Bowl and lid

Bowl and lid

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1736-1795 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lacquer, carved

  • Museum number:

    655:1, 2-1872

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bowl and cover. Circular. Red lacquered, carved on the cover with a large character for 'spring' above a dish holding treasures with light radiating from it, at the top in a roundel a seated male figure and dragons on the two sides. Aound the rest of the cover, as well as the base, with landscapes in compartments. The interspaces are of lattice pattern, and of a dull green colour, as well as the whole of the undercutting.

Place of Origin

China (made)


1736-1795 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Lacquer, carved

Marks and inscriptions

Large character on cover


Diameter: 39.5 cm

Object history note

National Museum of China, Haiwai cang Zhongguo wenwu jingcui (2014), no. 150. Quality suggests that this would have been made for the Qing court.

Descriptive line

Round box, carved red lacquer, China, Qianlong period (1736-1795)






East Asia Collection

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