An image of Medallion bowl

Unknown Artist

Medallion bowl

Location
Not on display
Further information

Decorated on the exterior with four roundels illustrating the story of the cowherd and the spinning maiden in opaque enamels, reserved on a blue enamel 'graviata' ground; on the interior in underglaze blue illustrating the meeting of the lovers in the Milky Way.

These are generally known as ‘medallion bowls’ and were popular in the Jiajing and particularly the Daoguang periods.

Excerpt from Hepburn Myrtle, 'Late Imperial Chinese Porcelain', AGNSW, 1980, pg. 17.

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Daoguang 1821–1850
Year
1821-1850
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with blue enamel ground
Dimensions
6.4 x 14.7 cm
Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
Accession number
215.1983