(China – )
Bowl with design of ducks and lotus
- Other titles:
- South China bowl with duck and water weed design
- Upper Asian gallery
- Further information
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.
- Place of origin
- China: Ming dynasty 1368–1644
- 16th century
- porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
- 9.5 x 21.0 cm
- Signature & date
- Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Dr J. Knox 1981
- Accession number