Earthernware bowl with painted enamel pink blossom decoration and a partly illegible iron red stamp on the bottom, probably a Guangxu Reign mark, indicating that it was manufactured in China during the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Guangxu period, 1875-1908.

Standing on a tall, flaring foot pedestal, the bowl would have originally had a lid, now missing. It is part of the John Twycross collection and was presumbably acquired prior to Twycross' death in 1889. It may have been acquired by Twycross, along with numerous other examples of decorative art objects, at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition.

Physical Description

Earthenware bowl. Circular bowl on a raised base. Centre of exterior is decorated with a floral motif.

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