Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Made in China, Asia

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Porcelain with overglaze enamel and gilt decoration

6 1/2 x 13 3/8 inches (16.5 x 34 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 226, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift, 1955

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Painted in brilliant enamel colors with gilt accents, the scene on this bowl depicts General Guo Ziyi and his wife in a palace pavilion, attended by courtiers and women watching children at play. General Guo was the model of the Confucian soldier-gentleman who had many grandsons and lived to a happy old age.

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