pair, bowl

pair, bowl

16th century
Country
China
Object
pair, bowl
Accession Number
2003.36.1-2
Credit Line
Gift of Jan and Frederick R. Mayer
pair, bowl. 16th century. Gift of Jan and Frederick R. Mayer. 2003.36.1-2.
Dimensions
height: 1.75 in, 4.4450 cm; diameter: 4.063 in, 10.3200 cm
Inscription
Numbered on base "6128".
Department
Arts of Asia
Collection
Arts of Asia

Bowls
1700s, Qing Dynasty
China
Porcelain
Gift of Jan and Frederick R. Mayer

2003.36.1-2

This pair of porcelain bowls was recovered from the Griffin shipwreck off the coast of the Philippines. The Griffin, an English East Indian Company ship, made several round trips between China and Europe before it sank in 1761. More than 7,500  pieces of porcelain were found; most, like the objects shown here, are the blue-and-white ware made in Jingdezhen kilns. These bowls have a theme related to water: ducks flying and standing among grasses.

Exhibition History
  • DAM "Sunken Treasures," Nov. 18, 2000 - Oct. 20, 2002