Dating: c.1745-1765 (Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period)
Dimensions (cm): 24,6 x Ø 52,1
Inv. no.: PD0088
A big, deep and round bowl with a straight edge and small foot made of white porcelain, coated with a pale indigo glaze. At the centre, inside, there is a sophisticated medallion with lotus leaves and flowers spouting water. On the outside, one may see a course of four big lotus petals and a flowering branch wrapped in a vine leaf wreath, alternated with pairs of smaller and simpler similar motifs. Small branches of lotus (brown, red and golden) may be seen in the intersections of the petals.
Maria Antónia Pinto Matos