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Basin

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1725-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and with incised decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Brigadier W. E. Clark

  • Museum number:

    C.37-1969

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 4

Physical description

Basin of porcelain, painted with overglaze enamels in the famille rose palette and with incised decoration. With almost vertical well, sloping rim with raised edge, and recessed base. Covering the bottom inside is a design of two birds among branches of peony and pomegranate, painted in exotic colouring; round the well are four fanciful dragons in yellow separated by fungus scrolls, on a cell diapered ground; and on the rim are four panels painted with 'antiques', reserved on a ground covered with scrolling foliage. The outside is plain.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1725-1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and with incised decoration

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 cm, Diameter: 38.5 cm

Descriptive line

Basin, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and with incised decoration; China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, 1725-1750

Production Note

Register

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Incised; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Dragons; Pomegranates (fruit); Peonies; Diaper-work; Scrolling foliage; Birds; Magic fungus

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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