9.5 x 21.0cm
Typical of export blue-and-white, this bowl features a boldly drawn design of lotus and ducks. Since they are known to mate for life, pairs of mandarin ducks became a popular auspicious symbol for a happy marriage and appear frequently in the Chinese decorative repertoire.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.137.
Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia, estab. 1874) (Author), Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, Sydney, 1981, 91 (illus.). cat.no. 7
'Export Ceramics', The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales 2003, 2003, 137 (colour illus.).