University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 49-14-57
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Qianlong
Date Made: Qianlong
Early Date: 1736
Late Date: 1795
Section:Asian
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Bats
Peony
Credit Line:Bequest of Julia Morgan through brother Hugh Morgan, 1949

Description

Ring base, rounded sides, flaring rim. Interior, red on white; 5 bats, symbolizing the five forms of happiness (bat, fu= fu, happiness). Exterior, spray of the peony in rose, orchid, green, on white, with incised scroll. Qianlong mark on base.


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