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Punch Bowl
Author: Unknown
Origin: China
Dating: c.1745-1765 (Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period)
Material: Porcelain
Dimensions (cm): 23,3 x Ø 52,6
Inv. no.: PD0053

A punchbowl, from the ‘Pink Family,’ made of white porcelain covered in an indigo glaze. It is decorated in gold and brown with an iron-red outline. In the centre, there is a lotus flower.

The flowers in these objects have their own symbolism: the peonies, evoke the Spring flowers, richness and prosperity; lotuses symbolize purity; and plum tree flowers – according to the Laozi tradition, the founder of Taoism which was raised under its branches – symbolize purity, beauty and longevity.

Objeto museológico (PDB)