Guyuexuan Type Bowl

Guyuexuan Type Bowl

Early 18th porcelain with decoration in overglaze-enamels.

Get the Story

The poetic inscriptions define the four seasons depicted from frame to frame around the bowl: (Spring) Sprouting willows appear in the scattering mist; (Summer) Green trees abound in village after village; (Autumn) Withering branches sit silent in the depth of night; (Winter) Bending low, the snow-covered bamboo still glints a cool emerald-jade green.

– Josh Yiu, Associate Curator of Chinese Art, 2007

The Details


Early 18th Century


Porcelain with decoration in overglaze-enamels


3 in. (7.62 cm), height 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm), diameter Diam. bottom: 2 11/16 in.