Dating: 18th century (Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period)
Dimensions (cm): 41,5 x Ø 63,5
Inv. no.: PD0165
The typology of these decorative pieces is characterized not only by their large dimensions, but also for the carefully selected decoration, which was mainly appreciated in Europe in general and, particularly, in Portugal, where there are several known pairs. These fishbowls were certainly part of the decoration of European private living areas, but their practical use is unknown. In China, they were used for the decoration of bedchambers.