N° 137
Bowl

China
Jiangxi, Jingdezhen
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period
Porcelain, overglaze polychrome enamels
H : 4.4 cm, ø12cm, ø at base 5.8 cm
E. Grandidier Collection
Paris, National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet
(G 762)

This shallow bowl with flared sides and rim bears the Yongzheng yuzhi mark, painted in underglaze blue within a double square, on its base. The falang enamel decoration on the carmine red ground is composed of three lotus scrolls with large, dark blue flowers whose petals are edged in white and yellow.

A similar bowl is conserved at the Shanghai Museum, another at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, which also possesses an entire series of shallow bowls decorated with large lotus blossoms. The Nanking Museum collection includes a bowl inscribed with the sigillated Qianlong mark in underglaze blue.

Monique Crick