An image of Bowl with floral design

Unknown Artist

Bowl with floral design

Other titles:
Bowl with bird and floral design
Location
Not on display
Further information

A dominant force in the last 60 years of the Qing dynasty was the ruthless Empress Dowager Cixi. Her taste in porcelain is reflected in the type often referred to as 'Empress Dowager' porcelain, said to have been made specially for her use during the reign of her nephew, the Guangxu emperor (1874-1908). Porcelains richly decorated with imperial yellow and pictorial scenes of birds and flowers were popular with her, as was the use of 'European green'.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.130.

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Guangxu 1875–1908
Year
1874-1908
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration
Dimensions
9.1 x 20.7 cm
Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
Accession number
221.1983