Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng reign mark and period, 1723-1735
Porcelain with enamels over clear, colorless glaze
Guyuexuan ware
H x W: 2.8 x 10.7 cm (1 1/8 x 4 3/16 in)
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, Guyuexuan ware, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co.


Popular not only in painting, bamboo is also a common motif in Chinese porcelain ware. This bowl is covered with rose-pink enamel that provides a background for the bamboo patterns. The two shades of green enamel are painted in the delicate "Outline" method.

Published References
  • F. St. G. Spendlove. Ku Yueh Hsuan Imperial Porcelain. vol. 10, no. 5 New York, October 1938. p. 15.
  • Regina L. Shoolman Charles E. Slatkin. The Enjoyment of Art in America: A Survey of the Permanent Collections of Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics & Decorative Arts in American and Canadian Museums: Being an Introduction to the Masterpieces of Art from Prehistoric to Modern Times. Philadelphia and New York. pl. 177.
  • Grace Dunham Guest. Chinese Porcelain at the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 20, no. 1 Columbus, OH, January 1941. p. 24, fig. 7.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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