Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery

Bowl

1723-1735 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This hexagonal bowl is decorated with red bats. In the Chinese language bat is pronounced 'fu', the same as 'happiness'. Red bat is a pun for 'great happiness'.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted in underglaze red
Brief Description
Six-sided bowl, each side painted with a pair of red bats, China (Jingdezhen), 1723-1735
Physical Description
Six-sided bowl, each side painted with a pair of red bats.
Dimensions
  • Height: 10cm
  • Diameter: 22cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'Da qing yong zheng nian zhi' on base
Gallery Label
Hexagonal bowl with bat design Yongzheng reign period (1723-1735) Yongzheng mark on base Jingdezhen kilns, south China Porcelain painted in copper red Museum no. 599-1907 Julia C. Gulland Gift(2007)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Julia C. Gulland
Subject depicted
Summary
This hexagonal bowl is decorated with red bats. In the Chinese language bat is pronounced 'fu', the same as 'happiness'. Red bat is a pun for 'great happiness'.
Collection
Accession Number
599-1907

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record createdApril 8, 2004
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