This is a “sanduo” bowl, referring to the Three Abundances: long life, happiness and children. They are symbolized by three fruits finely enameled around the exterior: peach, lychee and pomegranate.
This piece of famille rose porcelain from the Qianlong period also originates in Jingdezhen. Its deep rounded sides rise from a short tapering foot to a slightly everted rim. The base reveals six blue characters (underglaze): a reign mark of the Qianlong emperor.
- A famille rose “sanduo” bowl
- Made in Jingdezhen (Jiangxi province)
- Qianlong period (1736-1795), Qing dynasty
- Porcelain (Jingdezhen ware)
- Diameter: 15 cm
- Height: 6.7 cm
- Shanghai Antique & Curio Communication Center