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Title

Bowl with design of ducks and lotus

16th century

Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    South China bowl with duck and water weed design
    Place where the work was made
    Fujian Province China
    Period
    Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
    Date
    16th century
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
    Dimensions
    9.5 x 21.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Dr J. Knox 1981
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    38.1981
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Export ware (South East Asia market)

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  • About

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Fujian Province

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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