An image of Bowl with design of ducks and lotus

Export ware (South East Asia market)

(China  – )

Bowl with design of ducks and lotus

Other titles:
South China bowl with duck and water weed design
Location
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
Fujian Province, China
Period
China: Ming dynasty 1368–1644
Year
16th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
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
Accession number
38.1981