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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2006.0403.24
Collection:Applied Art - Asian
Date:1644 - 1911

Notes

The term 'Famille Verte' refes to the glaze and means 'the green family'.
The image on this bowl is based on the story of 'The Water Margin', one of the four great Chinese classic novels. Here we see the first leader of the 108 heroes, Chaogai, fighting with the government army officer. In this battle Chaogai was shot by a poisonous arrow. He died shortly afterwards.

Franklin Bequest, 2006.

Further Information

Production Period:Qing Dynasty
School/Style:Famille Verte
Material(s):Ceramic
Place of Origin:China

Dimensions

Height:105 mm
Diameter:245 mm; 10 mm