This covered bowl and stand was produced in Fujian province in the reign of the Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795).

Such a piece of moulded, fluted, bright red lacquer as this covered bowl and stand would only have been produced for a limited period during the reign of Qianlong in the 1770s and for Imperial use only. The bowl and its cover and stand were made by a technique which involved silk being coated and then pressed over a mould which was removed before the application of several coats of lacquer.

Provenance

English private collection.


Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH
01865 278000
Website

Opening times

Tue – Sun, Bank Holiday Mon, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec



Exhibitions at Ashmolean Museum

Back to top