Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • China
  • bowl, mid 1800s, Qing dynasty, 1644–1911mark and reign of Daoguang (1821–1850), Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • porcelain, enamel, glazing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.5 x 14.8 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/2 x 5 13/16 in
  • Gift in memory of James H. Walker Jr., by his family
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0115
Label Text

A white porcelain bowl with multicolored glaze on the outside, blue-and-white inside. On the outside are 4 framed circles against a background of bright yellow with cloud patterns. With in each circle are painted flowers of the four seasons (peonies, lotus, chrysanthemum, plum blossom and some more). On the inside are also “flowers of the 4 seasons” on the bottom and walls of the bowl in blue glaze. At the center of the foot is a stamp dating the bowl to the Daoguang era (1821-1850) of the Qing Dynasty.