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4800-412 Guimarães

PD0165

Aquarium
Author: Unknown
Origin: China
Dating: 18th century (Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period)
Material: Porcelain
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.

Objeto museológico (PDB)