Marriage bowl

MAKER:
Artist

Unknown

CULTURE:
Qianlong Period
DATE:
c. 1711–1799
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General Description

This jade bowl is carved with ferns, reeds, and chrysanthemums—plant forms that indicated fertility to the Chinese. The work is an example of the way in which the 18th-century emperor Qianlong popularized artworks that suggested archaistic forms.

Excerpt from

  • Anne Bromberg, Label text, 2015.

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