An enamelled porcelain bowl

Enamelled porcelain bowl
Enamelled porcelain bowl


Shunzhi period
Diameter: 7 1/2 in, 19 cm

supported on a straight foot ring. The sides are painted in red, green and black enamels with a soldier clasping a young lady, being observed by a scholar on a terrace, all amid trees, rocks, mountains and swirling clouds. The rim is brown.

A similar example is illustrated in Sir Michael Butler et al, Chinese Porcelain: The Transitional Period 1620–1683, A Selection from the Michael Butler Collection (Leeuwarden, 1986), no. 63, p. 87.