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Lu Shan Bao Bu: C.24-1978

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Current Location: In storage


Lu Shan Bao Bu
Translated as: Scenery round the waterfall of Mt. Lu


Maker: Unknown




Hard-paste porcelain bowl enamelled in full polychrome. The steeply rounded sides rest on a low tapered foot and flare towards the scalloped rim edged in gilding. The exterior is finely painted with a continuous scene of Mt. Lu, depicting a summer villa approached by a wide staircase flanked, by rockwork and pine trees. There is a small pavillion to one side with its name written beside it, 'Guan Quan Ting' (Spring-viewing pavilion). Tall mountains picked out in tones of green, blue and grey shrouded in ribbon like clouds in the background.
The reverse with a seven line poem by Libe pencilled in black, with seals in iron-red enamel.
Seal mark of Jiaqing enamelled in iron-red.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dr S. Smith

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 18.2 cm
Height: 7.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1978) by Smith, Sydney, Dr


Jiaqing (1796-1820)
1796 - 1820

School or Style

famille rose

Components of the work

Rim composed of gilt
Poem composed of pencil

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.24-1978
Primary reference Number: 73485
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 27 January 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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