This ‘in-and-out’ bowl features the Flowers of the Four Seasons motifs, consisting of the peony (spring) in combination with the lotus (summer), chrysanthemum (autumn) and plum blossom (winter). ‘In-and-out’ porcelain is a colloquial term used by connoisseurs of Chinese ceramics to refer to high quality porcelain that is decorated on both the interior and exterior. This grouping of flowers is most often depicted on Nyonya wares specially commissioned for milestone birthdays.

Date/Period
Mid-late 19th century
Region
China
Dimension
Unknown Type: H: 6.7 x Dia: 19.8 cm, Unknown Type: 7.5 inches
Accession No.
2011-02631
Material
Porcelain
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Agnes Tan Kim Lwi in memory of Tun Tan Cheng Lock.
Category
Ceramics