bowl

bowl

late 18th century
Artist
unknown maker
Country
China
bowl
Gift of the Sam and Freda Davis Collection
1991.918.2
unknown maker. bowl. late 18th century. Gift of the Sam and Freda Davis Collection. 1991.918.2.
Dimensions
height: 1.5 in, 3.8100 cm; width: 7.625 in, 19.3675 cm; depth: 5.375 in, 13.6525 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian

Bowl
Late 1700s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
China
Jade
Gift of the Sam and Freda Davis Collection
1991.918.2

Entirely carved with a chrysanthemum-petal pattern, this bowl is one of a pair in the Denver Art Museum's collection made in imitation of flower-shaped Mughal jade bowls. Among the Mongolian and Turkish people in Central Asia, it has long been a tradition to use bowls as gifts, with jade bowls sometimes used as overtures for peace between states. In 1756, Emperor Qianlong received a jade bowl from the Uyghur leader Khoja Burhan al-Din. The emperor was particularly fond of jade objects from Central Asia and Mughal India and composed a poem to commemorate the gift. The emperor’s interest prompted many Chinese artisans to imitate Mughal-style jades.

Exhibition History
  • “Light” — Denver Art Museum, 5/19/2019 – 5/1/2020