Porcelain bowl with underglaze blue painted and remnants of overglaze painting
- Object Number: 1986.P.112
- Simple Name: bowl
- Full Name:
- Production Place: China
- Production Period:
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period
- Summary: Porcelain bowl with underglaze blue painted and remnants of overglaze painting. The design is of a tree peony cluster in blossom besides a tall ornamental pierced rock, a lattice-work fence encloses the terrace scattered with shrubs and small leafy trees. Brown cafe au lait rim. Chinese Imari palette. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.
- Terms:East Asian
- Additional Notes: The bowl is from the Nanking Cargo. The Geldermalsen, known as the Nanking Cargo, was a merchant ship which sank in the South China Sea in 1752 on its way to Holland for the Dutch East India Company. The most valuable part of its cargo was tea, ceramics only made up for about 5% of the total value. After tea and coffee wares, bowls formed the second largest element in the cargo, circa 25,921 were originally loaded. The range of designs on the many recovered examples is limited.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery