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Ornamented Bowl
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Ornamented Bowl

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Description This tripod bowl consists of a white porcelain paste molded and carved with designs, handles, and feet and covered with white glaze. The crisp molding on the body depicts a variety of auspicious symbols as dangling pendants. The inclusion of two pairs of fish as well as the Chinese character "xi' for "happiness" suggests the bowl commemorates the beginning of a happy and long marriage. Fine incisions and a variety of textures are impressed into the paste of these designs. The looped handles take the form of two dragon heads bearing loose porcelain rings in their mouths.
Provenance William T. or Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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1820-1850 (Daoguang)
porcelain with white glaze
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H: 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
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