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Porcelain bowl, China, 1700–1800

This china bowl has a delicate flower cut into the porcelain. The bowl was made when the sixth Manchu emperor ruled China. He was known as the Qianlong emperor, and held the throne for a very long time (1735–1796) before making way for his son to rule.

The emperor was a keen collector of art treasures such as paintings, jade, bronzes and porcelain.

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