Bowls With Roosters And Flowers Design ‘Gōngjī wǎn’


A bowl made in Chaozhou, Guangdong Province during the Republic of China period (1912–1949). This is a type of bowls called Gōngjī wǎn (means common roosters cup), which roosters and flowers are drawn in overglaze painting, its ancestral form can be seen in the Chenghua reign porcelain chicken cup in doucai painted enamels in the Ming dynasty.

Once this type of cups were widespread in South China to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and some in Southeast Asia, and was considered a lucky charm for family prosperity. Roosters that squeal and drive people into work at sunrise, may have been more important than livestock in agricultural societies.

Although some colour fading and glaze flakings are seen, but the condition is very good overoll. It is still produced, but the painting is transcription printed which the original hand-drawn taste has been lost.

W15.5cm × H5cm
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