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Asian Art

Offering Bowl with Fish

18th century

Porcelain with copper-red pigment under clear glaze (Jingdezhen ware)

6 1/4 × 4 1/4 in. (15.88 × 10.8 cm)
Gift of Peter and Louise Rosenberg.
1985.115.1
The distinctive image of a red fish, probably a carp, on this bowl produced at the great kiln complex at Jingdezhen illustrates the eighteenth-century aim to re-create older ceramics. The earliest examples of bowls with this shape and imagery date to the beginning of the fifteenth century.
Geography: 
China
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rosenberg; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.