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  • Place of origin:

    China (south, made)

  • Date:

    1700-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, painted, incised, glazed

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 4, shelf 3

Physical description

Bowl of porcellaneous stoneware, with a finely crackled colourless glaze over a white slip. Almost straight sides curving in to a high hollow foot; slightly everted rim. Decoration consists of two parallel light brown lines running round the inside of the lip, and on the outside of two similar lines and of two fishes separated by sprays of leaves, rendered in brown pigment.

Place of Origin

China (south, made)


1700-1900 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, painted, incised, glazed


Height: 15.2 cm, Diameter: 26 cm

Object history note

Bought from the C. L. Rutherston Collection (No. 58 in the Catalogue of Rutherston Collection of Old Chinese Works of Art, Bluett & Sons, 1948).

Descriptive line

Cizhou-type ware. Bowl, stoneware with painted and incised decoration on a cream ground; China, Qing dynasty

Production Note

from label


Stoneware; Slip; Glaze


Painted; Glazed; Incised

Subjects depicted

Foliation (pattern); Fish


Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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