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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Chinese
Title:One of a pair of eggshell porcelain bowls
Date Made:19th century (Qing dynasty)
Type:Container; Ceramic
Materials:Ceramic; porcelain; hard-paste porcelain with overglaze polychrome enamels
Place Made:Asia; China
Measurements:Overall: 2 5/16 in x 5 1/2 in; 5.9 cm x 14 cm
Narrative Inscription:  MARK: bottom: [Chinese character, Da qing qian long nian zhi].
Accession Number:  MH 1984.18.8b
Credit Line:Gift of Weston P. and Rebecca Partridge Figgins (Class of 1940), in honor of her class.
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Decorated with polychrome overglaze enamel with a design of a green and aubergine dragon surrounded by a mille-fleurs pattern. Interior is filled with a central floral roundel surrounded on the sides of the bowl with depictions of other precious objects.

Label Text:
Intricately hand-painted porcelain bowls like these are thinned in a shaving process that results in vessel walls so slender and delicate they are practically translucent when held to the light. Although the bowls’ bases bear a Qianlong period (1735–1795) reign mark, they are likely early 20th-century homages. It is not uncommon in Chinese art to see earlier marks on later pieces in veneration of the past.

(2015)

Tags:
pottery; vessels; containers

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