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China

Title
A pair of bowls with floral design
Place of origin
China
Period
Republic 1912 - 1949 → China
Year
1920s
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Dimensions
Credit
Gift of Mary and Henry Fung 2007
Accession number
362.2007.a-b
Location
Not on display
Further information

In the early 1920s, four major department stores opened in Shanghai's famous commercial centre, Nanjing Road: Yong'an, Xianshi, Xingxing and Daxing. They did not only retail but also were involved in manufacturing goods, such as ceramics. This pair of bowls were manufactured by Daxing, the largest company among the above mentioned four, and is verified by the four character mark that appears on the bottom, which reads: 'Daxing zhenping' (treasure of Daxing).

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, December 2007.