Covered bowl and stand by Unknown Artist

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

Details

Medium:
Lacquer on silk
Dimensions:
Height: 9.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,500 ( Total: £4,500)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
John da Silva

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.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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